Bollywood Hungama broke the news on August 30 that the advance booking of the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra has been thrown open in USA. And yesterday, on September 2, the ticket sales commenced in India. The same day, the team of Brahmastra promoted their film at a grand event in Hyderabad in the presence of S S Rajamouli and Jr NTR.
At this event, K Madhavan, Country Manager & President Disney Star, revealed, “Brahmastra is not an Indian film. It will be travelling across the world. We are going to release it in almost 8000 screens – 5000 in India and 3000 worldwide. I think it is happening for the first time.”
Industry and trade sources also confirm this development. A trade expert told Bollywood Hungama, “Brahmastra will have the widest release ever for a Hindi film. It comes at a time when theatres are starved for content. There’s also tremendous excitement. Hence, the theatres will be flooded with Brahmastra‘s prints. Meanwhile, in overseas, Disney has all gone all out and have been released in some non-traditional markets too.”
Meanwhile, at the event, Namit Malhotra of Prime Focus, said, “We have won 6 Oscars in the last 8 years and I can proudly say that today, Brahmastra stands strong with any Hollywood film that we have worked on.”
Apoorva Mehta of Dharma Productions added, “Ayan Mukerji spoke about this film on my 40th birthday. I recently celebrated my 50th birthday! Hence, yes, it has been a long but incredible journey.”