It seems the cast and crew of director Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra including the lead actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are having a blast in Bulgaria, where they are shooting the first schedule of the film. A few days back we shared with you a pic where Ranbir and Alia had made a goofy face along with their trainer Ido Portal. Now the trainer has shared one more pic where director Ayan Mukerji is the addition in the pic. The trainer shared the picture on his Instagram handle with a long message gushing about director and film’s lead cast. (Also Read: Diwali moves to millennials! Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan can now pass the baton to Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor)
The world of cinema does not escape the modern battle between technology and the humans that created it. Where cinematically new technologies have opened endless possibilities for the visuals on screen, acting has suffered tremendously from these developments, along with performers and their bodies. Actors have become somewhat … Disconnected … Excessive focus on verbal communication, words and facial expression have taken center stage but the rest of the body is far from keeping up – in posture, movement, intention, position, organization and dynamics. You look at most modern films done these days and see an actor speaking – one energy but if you observe the body and especially if in movement- completely different story. Bollywood in this regard is in much better spot than Hollywood, for example, as Indian culture as well as film still contains a fair amount of movement, actors are often required to dance in multiple songs and keep somewhat mobile and coordinated, able to study choreographies, get in rhythm, move and express through motion. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate on the production of a special idea- Brahmastra, the brain child of director and good friend Ayan Mukerji. Ayan is a dreamer. An innovator and a daredevil in how he approaches things. We’ve spent a lot of time together over the last year putting imagination, mind and body into the development of the characters. My role was initially movement design for the main character and later the transmission of that design into the actor playing that role- the talented Ranbir Kapoor. Brahmastra seems to evolve in the direction of innovation, and collision/collaboration between incredible technical powers with the ever present and old skool refinement of movement, body expression dynamics and gesture. I’m honored to take part in this production but most importantly happy for the friendships and great creative times spent in the development of this film. Thanks Ayan and the whole production for your trust in me and my vision! It’s been and keeps being an immense pleasure! #brahmastra #bollywood #movementculture #ayanmukerji #aliabhatt #ranbirkapoor #idoportal
For those who don’t know, Brahmastra is an adventurous sci-fi film, where Ranbir Kapoor plays a superhero. The film is made on the lavish budget of Rs 100 crore and is the first part of the trilogy. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in key roles. The film is produced by Karan Johar under his banner Dharma Productions. Brahmashtra will hit the screens on August 15, 2019, during the independence weekend.