Ayan Mukerji, the well-known filmmaker in B Town has been making news in the media a lot since a few weeks ago. His upcoming film “Brahmastra 2 and 3 have made him make headlines in the media. As per the recent reports, he has rejected Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ offer to jump ship to Jio Studios for the production of “Brahmastra 2,” “Brahmastra 3” and all the other Astra-Verse spin-offs.
“Brahmastra,” which was slated for release in December 2022, has been in production for several years now and is one of the most anticipated films of recent times. The movie boasted an impressive star cast including Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, and Mouni Roy, among others.
Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions had initially backed the film, but now it seems that the studio’s involvement with the project may not continue beyond the first installment. Reports suggest that Karan Johar had approached Mukerji with an offer to produce the sequels and spin-offs of “Brahmastra” under Jio Studios, but the director turned down the offer.
While the reason behind Mukerji’s decision is not yet known, it has sparked speculation about the future of the Astra-Verse and the involvement of Dharma Productions in the franchise. The Astra-Verse is a multi-film universe that will revolve around mythological weapons and their wielders. “Brahmastra” is the first film in this universe, and it remains to be seen how the sequels and spin-offs will fit into the larger narrative.
There are several possible reasons why Ayan Mukerji may have rejected Dharma Productions’ offer. One could be creative differences between the director and the studio. Mukerji is known for his unique vision and approach to filmmaking, and he may have wanted more control over the sequels and spin-offs than Dharma Productions was willing to offer.
Another reason could be financial concerns. “Brahmastra” has reportedly been one of the most expensive films ever made in India, and the sequels and spin-offs are likely to be just as costly. Mukerji may have wanted more financial backing from Dharma Productions, which may not have been forthcoming.
Regardless of the reasons behind Mukerji’s decision, it has thrown the future of the Astra-Verse into uncertainty. The franchise was supposed to be a major part of Dharma Productions’ slate for the coming years, and the studio may have to rethink its strategy in light of this development.
It remains to be seen who will produce the sequels and spin-offs of “Brahmastra,” but one thing is certain – the film has generated a lot of excitement among audiences and is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Whether or not the sequels and spin-offs live up to the expectations set by the first film remains to be seen, but for now, fans can look forward to the release of “Brahmastra 2 and 3 in the coming times.