After much anticipation, Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt released in the theatres on September 9. The film, which is helmed by Ayan Mukerji, has received mixed responses amongst the critics and audience but that isn't stopping the film to soar at the box office. However, there have been claims made about the hit status of the movie. Kangana Ranaut had claimed that a film can't be a hit after earning Rs. 246 crore when the budget is reportedly Rs. 650 crore. But, there were reports that claimed that the film's budget is Rs. 410 crores excluding the print and publicity expenses. Now, Ranbir Kapoor has spoken about the massive budget of the film without disclosing the numbers.
Defending the film's hit status and the reported budget in the media, in an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, Ranbir said, “These days, we are reading a lot where people are discussing the budget of the film. People are saying this much is the budget and this much is the recovery. But Brahmastra is unique being where the budget is not just for one film but for the whole trilogy.”
“So, the assets we have created for the film, like the fire VFX or effects for other superpowers, they will be used in three films. So, it’s not like the figures floating around, whether it’s hundred rupees or two hundred rupees, are correct. It’s all wrong. The economics of this film is not like the economics of other films that have been made in our industry. Now, we can easily go into parts 2 and part 3. With part 1, Ayan had to learn how to make this kind of a film,” Ranbir added.
S.S Rajamouli presents Brahmāstra - Part One: Shiva in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Produced by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures, the magnum opus released theatrically on September 9 across 5 Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada with a stellar ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni.