Amid social media calls to boycott the upcoming Bollywood fantasy adventure drama Brahmastra: Part One Shiva, Karan Johar, while wishing the director of the movie, Ayan Mukerji on his birthday, said it is not possible to predict what the future holds for the movie.
Taking to Instagram, Johar wrote: “Love is such a strong feeling and emotion… it can be divided and yet felt in abundance… I love you Ayan and feel protective about you as much as i do for my twins…. I know the decade( a whole decade) of work you have put into your film BRAHMASTRA … I have never seen anyone dedicate most of their professional lives to one project the way you have.”
“What tomorrow or rather the 9th of September holds for us we can’t predict at this moment! But your commitment and hard work is already a victory! You just fly! Just soar! Just keep aiming high! Dreams are a reality if you truly believe them and I know you do! Your dream is your labour of love the world will see soon! Love you my child! And oh ya! Happy birthday!!!!!”
Brahmastra features Ranbir Kapoor as the titular hero Shiva, and Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Mouni Roy in key roles.
One of the reasons cited for the call to boycott the movie is Bachchan, during an episode of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati saying ghoonghat is regressive.
Brahmastra is a joint production of Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures. The movie will release theatrically in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada on September 9.
—With PTI inputs