Trust Karan Johar to plan a unique launch for the logo of his next production, Brahmastra. Before the Kumbh Mela drew to a close on Monday, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt - who play the leads in Brahmastra - unveiled the film's logo in Prayagraj as 150 drones lit up the sky to form the film's title. All pictures/Pallav Paliwal
At sharp 7:30 pm, the Brahmastra team lit up the sky at the Kumbh Mela, quite literally. With the help of 150 drones and brilliant tech support, the team revealed the logo or the 'astra' of Brahmastra.
In picture: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt watch as the logo is being unveiled.
A little digging revealed that Karan Johar and director Ayan Mukerji decided to launch the first look on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri as Ranbir Kapoor's character is named Shiva in the film.
In picture: Ayan Mukerji seen clicking a picture of the Brahmastra logo.
A source told mid-day, "In Brahmastra, Ranbir plays a superhero called Shiva who possesses superpowers and a fiery supernatural weapon, which can destroy the world. Alia's character is called Isha, which is another name of goddess Parvati. So, the film has underlying references to Hindu mythology. Hence, the makers felt it would be fitting to host the first event on Mahashivratri."
Ayan Mukerji, who has just made his Instagram debut, posted two pictures promoting Brahmastra. The second image is a picture of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor looking at the light formation in the sky. Ayan Mukerji introduced Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva and Ali as Isha in the film.
In picture: Ayan Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt clicks photos
It may be noted that on several occasions, Mukerji has stated that the ambitious movie includes "ancient elements" and the title resonates with "ancient wisdom, energies and power." Also featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Brahmastra has been conceived as a trilogy.
In picture: Alia Bhatt looked pretty in her all-traditional attire.
Brahmastra is Ayan Mukerji's fantasy trilogy, which is set to be released on Christmas 2019. Picture courtesy/Dharma Productions official Twitter account.
In picture: Ayan Mukerji, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor look at the Brahmastra.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt along with director Ayan Mukerji revealed the Brahmastra's logo in Prayagraj at the Khumb Mela. See pictures
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