Ayan Mukerji's sci-fi epic Brahmastra has a large fan base for Nagarjuna in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but many are unhappy in how brief that role is. However, Nagarjuna believes that his motivation for making the movie was crystal clear. “When Ayan narrated the story to me, I was very sure I wanted to do this film no matter what the length of my role. It’s not always about how long you are on screen. In Andha Kanoon Amitji had a guest appearance. But people remember the film only for him. I don’t think anything like Brahmastra has been attempted in Indian cinema before. I just had to be part of it.”
Nag responds, "Sometimes it is a pleasure to merely be part of a film you believe in regardless of the length of the film," when asked about the small size of his role. I’ve done more than enough films where I am in nearly every frame. Brahmastra was fun to shoot. All my scenes were with Alia and Ranbir, and they are so talented”, he added.
There is good news for fans who want to see more of Nag on film. “I am there in full-force in my next release The Ghost. It is an out-and-out action thriller. At this stage of my career I like doing action films. At my age I think I am in good shape,” Nag says playfully .