Karan Johar opens up on SRK & Nagarjuna’s ‘Brahmastra’ cameos

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


The upcoming Ayan Mukerji directorial ‘Brahmastra’ is a film that many are looking forward to and producer Karan Johar has spoken about the cameos in the film by stars Shah Rukh Khan and Nagarjuna.

Johar spoke about the cameos in the film when he was on Film Companion‘s roundtable. He shared, “I’ve realized that it takes time when you make a film, you’ve got to give it time. You’ve learned the power of storyboarding; you’ve learned the power of also working with people who really care about your film. They didn’t just sign your film because its money to them or it’s a commitment. It’s because they really believe in. If you’re doing something that large, you’ve got to have a crew that actually becomes organically embedded in that film’s fabric”.

He went on to speak about the star cameos in the film, “And that’s what happened with Brahmastra. Like Nagarjuna, he came on board; Shah Rukh Khan has done a massive cameo for us. We thought it would be five days but he shot for 15 days. And without a question asked, he saw the vision of the sequence. It’s like Mr. Bachchan; he came just about like that. This is not just our film; it’s everyone’s film, you can take ownership on it. Tomorrow, the producers list is large, the actor list is larger. It’s like we’re all just like part of this one big mega film that just needs the world to watch it. So, we like literally want every center in this country and world to come out and watch because we don’t need it just for the money; we need it to kind of validate the seven years”.

The film’s lead roles are played by Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.