Brahmastra is undoubtedly among the most anticipated films in Indian cinema as it boasts of a star-studded cast of Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and South superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni who possesses the Nandi Astra in Ayan Mukerji’s fantasy adventure epic.
With just a week ahead of its worldwide theatrical release on September 9, the team of Brahmastra had planned a grand pre-release event in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad on Friday, September 2, but the same got cancelled due to security reasons. But, the team didn’t disappoint the fans and the national media who had flown in from different parts of the country to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.
Later, the film’s team organised an event in an informal setting at a short notice in a city hotel where Brahmastra cast members Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and Nagarjuna Akkineni were present. Also present at the event were SS Rajamouli, who is presenting the film in South India, and the Telugu superstar Jr NTR, who was the chief guest.
At the event, Nagarjuna wished for a ‘beautiful child’ for Ranbir and Alia, as the two leading stars fell in love during the five-year journey of Brahmastra, tied the knot on April 14 earlier this year in an intimate ceremony, and announced their pregnancy in June on social media.
Talking about both of them, Nagarjuna said, “What do I say to these two people? I have seen them since their childhood. They have been my colleagues in this film. We crossed the borders of age and became friends. It was wonderful knowing them. They are one of the most incredible talents in this country right now, it’s incredible that they both got attracted to each other. From all the Telugu people, from all the people on this stage, from everybody I know, we wish that you have a beautiful child and who’s going to be bigger than both of you together.”
Nagarjuna makes his comeback to the Hindi film industry after nineteen years since his last Bollywood film was J. P. Dutta’s LOC: Kargil in 2003 in which he portrayed Major Padmapani Acharya, an Indian Army officer who was awarded Maha Vir Chakra posthumously for his valour and courage in the Kargil War.