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Brahmastra Trailer: Director Ayan Mukerji issues clarification on Ranbir Kapoor wearing shoes inside- Cinema express

Brahmastra Trailer: Ayan Mukerji issues clarification on Ranbir wearing shoes inside temple

Clarifying the same, Ayan took to Instagram and said that the scene is not a temple but a pandal

Published: 20th June 2022
Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Brahmastra

Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra trailer which was unveiled on June 15, created a lot of buzz on social media for its visual extravaganza and versatile star cast playing interesting roles in the film.

One of the many scenes that became the talk of the town was Ranbir Kapoor's entry scene where the actor was seen hitting the bells of a temple while wearing shoes. This scene did not sit well with a section of the audience who took to Twitter to register their disappointment and criticised Director Ayan Mukerji.

Clarifying the same, Director Ayan Mukerji took to Instagram and said that the scene is set in not a temple but a pandal. “We had some people in our community, upset because of one shot in our Trailer - Ranbir’s character wearing shoes as he rings a bell. As the creator of this film (and a devotee), I wanted to humbly address what happened here. In our movie, Ranbir is not entering a temple, but a Durga Puja Pandal," he wrote.

Elaborating on the same, he said, “My own family has been organising a similar kind of Durga Puja Celebration for… 75 years! One, which I have been a part of since my childhood. In my experience, we only take off our shoes, right on the stage where the Goddess is, and not when you enter the Pandal. It is personally important for me to reach out to anyone who may have been upset with this image… because above all, Brahmāstra is created as a movie experience which pays respect to, and celebrates - Indian culture, traditions and history. That is at the heart of why I made this movie, so it is very important to me that this feeling, reaches every Indian who is watching Brahmāstra!"


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The first part of the trilogy, Shiva, focuses on Ranbir Kapoor's eponymous character, as he sets out to find the Brahmastra, a mythic divine weapon described as the most powerful in the universe. Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy in prominent roles.

Brahmastra is set to release on September 9 in five languages. The magnum opus is written by Ayan Mukerji and Hussain Dalal. It is jointly produced by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures.

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