Director Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming movie ‘Brahmastra’ is one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of this year. The fantasy movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Amitabh Bachchan.

During an interaction with Mid-Day, actress Alia Bhatt said that she believes what Ayan Mukerji has created with Brahmastra is unique and at par with global standards.

“Ranbir and I have always maintained that Brahmastra is not a superhero film; it is a mystical fantasy drama. There is no reference [for comparison]. It’s a new film that is emerging from our industry. It could be a film that will make this industry proud and put us on a global pedestal. I don’t want to blow my own trumpet, but there’s immense faith in Ayan’s vision,” she said.

The actress also said that ‘Brahmastra’ has been the biggest of weapons in mythology and occupies an all-important place from the Ramayana to the Mahabharata. She added that Brahmastra is not simply a superhero film, it is mystical fantasy drama.

Alia also lavished praise on her boyfriend Ranbir and his craft. 

“I have always been a great admirer of his craft. He is an honest actor who extracts the best from himself when in front of the camera. There are no trappings, and even if he has a process, it is an internal one, [which finally translates] on camera,” she said.

The logo of Brahmastra was unveiled at Prayagraj on Maha Shivratri in March during the Kumbh Mela.

‘Brahmāstra’ is a trilogy. The first part of the movie during Christmas 2019.

The film is produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji and Fox Star Studios.