Ayan Mukerji: It’s a great honour for me to work with Amitabh Bachchan

Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji is excited to have Amitabh Bachchan for his dream project Brahmastra. Ayan Mukerji who is well-known for his films like Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, will now direct a fantasy adventure movie Brahmastra under the banner Dharma Productions.

“It’s a great honour for me to work with him. Ever since the film was conceptualized I wanted to approach him (Bachchan) for it and make it with him. I am very happy he is part of the team Brahmastra,” Ayan said.

“I am very excited about the cast but I hope the film is even bigger than the cast. They have all come together because of the story and the theme of the film,” he said at Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival.

Ayan also revealed that Ranbir Kapoor will play a character having special powers; however, the film is not a conventional superhero film.

“It’s a modern-day film set in India as it exists today. But the reason it’s called ‘Brahmastra’ is because the energies, wisdom, powers in the film come from ancient India. That’s all I would say. There are some costumes, (but) may be not the way you’d expect them to be,” he said.

“It’s a very big project of my life. All my hopes are on this film. I hope ‘ye film sabse zyada dhoom machaye‘ (this film rocks),” he added.

Brahmastra is a trilogy starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan. The first part of the trilogy is slated to release on August 15, 2019.