Ayan Mukerji breaks silence on ‘Ranbir Kapoor wearing shoes inside temple’ after #BoycottBrahmastra starts trending


Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji has broken his silence after netizens slammed the trailer for one of its scenes showing ‘Ranbir Kapoor wearing shoes in the temple’. After this controversy, Boycott Brahmastra started making its way on social media.

Ayan Mukherji released a statement in which he mentioned that “Ranbir does not enter the temple but Durga Puja Pandal”. While justifying himself, he wrote: “We had people in our community upset because of a shot in our trailer – Ranbir’s character wearing shoes as he rings a bell. As the creator of this film (and enthusiast), I humbly wanted to address what happened here. In our film, Ranbir does not enter a temple, but a Durga Puja Pandal.

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“Celebration of Durga Puja for… 75 years! One, of which I have been a part since my childhood. From my experience, we only take off our shoes on the stage where the goddess is, not when you enter the Pandal,” he said.

Ayan added, “It is personally important to me to reach out to anyone who may have been upset by this image…because first and foremost, Brahmāstra is created as a cinematic experience that respects and celebrates culture, traditions and traditions. Indian. the story. It’s at the heart of why I made this film, so it’s very important to me that this feeling reaches every Indian who watches Brahmāstra!

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The trailer for one of Indian cinema’s most anticipated films, Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles was finally released on Wednesday June 15. With Brahmastra, Ayan Mukerji returns to directing after nine years at the helm of Ranbir Kapoor for the last time. -Romantic drama Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani by Deepika Padukone in 2013. Prior to YJHD, he made his directorial debut with Wake Up Sid in 2009 which also starred Ranbir in the lead role with Konkona Sen Sharma.

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Besides Ranbir and Alia, the fantasy adventure stars Amitabh Bachchan, Southern superstar Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy in key roles. Since the trailer’s release, netizens have applauded the VFX calling the film a true visual spectacle that must be experienced on the biggest screen.

Ayan planned Brahmastra as the trilogy, a three-part film franchise and the start of India’s first original universe, The Astraverse. Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is set to hit theaters on September 9.



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