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Ayan and Karan reveal if they faced any creative differences while making Brahmastra together
Mumbai (Maharashtra): Brahmastra may have been a dream project, but it was a risky one that either had the chances of becoming a superhit or failing massively at the box office. Now after three weeks of seeing its performance, it can be safely called a huge success. People are storming theatres to watch the film and swooning over the melodies of the songs. During a recent fest in Mumbai FICCI Frames Fest, the film's director Ayan Mukerji and producer Karan Johar sat down together to talk about Brahmastra.
When asked whether the two ever faced creative differences while making the film, Karan replied, "To be honest, not at all. This (film) was completely born within Ayan. Every bit of the film, every element, every part of it, every aspect of it was created within his imagination and visualization. There was no way you could disagree. Because how can you disagree with someone’s visualization? I can give my input but there was never a disagreement."
Though Ayan agreed with the answer, he teasingly added, "There was stuff which Karan did not like. There was a big Kaali Puja sequence in the film. When you (Karan) saw the sequence, you were very harsh. He really bit**** about it. I hope I am allowed to say that word."
To this accusation, Karan responded, "I never did that. I said that the scene was very terrible and I said I think you need to re-shoot it. And there was actually, and we can say it now, Kesariya was shot in another way."
"Kesariya was shot with Ranbir dancing quite feverishly. When we saw the song, I said ‘What the hell is going on? What is wrong with you Ayan?’. Why were they dancing? Kesariya was shot differently. Same tune melody but treated differently. It is then that Ayan realized it has to be treated differently. It was then when we shot the Kalli Puja scene," Karan be added.
Karan Johar further added that the Puja sequence was supposed to portray the female lead, Isha's backstory. He added, "But eventually, we had to compromise Isha’s backstory for the creative pace of the film." Both of them agreed that the decision was a "creative adjustment".
Brahmastra: Part One -Shiva stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles with Nagarjuna, Mouni Roy and Amitabh Bachchan playing crucial roles. The film which was released on September 9 has been a hit at the box office.