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Ayan Mukerji reveals why 'Brahmastra' was initially titled 'Dragon'

Saturday, September 24, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Ayan Mukerji reveals why Brahmastra was initially titled Dragon

It's been around two weeks since the release of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer fantasy drama 'Brahmastra' but the promotions for the same are still going on in full swing. Cast members along with director Ayan Mukerji have been attending events throughout the country and they have also been addressing to some criticism and flaws that viewers have pointed out.

In a recent conversation with The Indian Express, Ayan Mukerji revealed why 'Brahmastra' was initially titled 'Dragon' and what made him change this name. The filmmaker stated, “I was writing about modern characters. My concept was that this guy has a pull of fire in him which is why I wrote the name Dragon on the script.” However, as he dug deeper into the story, he understood that his “inspiration was shifting from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings towards Indian history and culture.”

He concluded by saying, "I felt that (Indian culture) is actually deeper in me and this will make this project unique and connectable to our country. Also, my connection with Shiv Bhagwaan grew stronger through the making of the film as I understood the beauty and depth in what he stands for. As I was peeling each layer, I understood I need to dig deeper into the well of Indian spirituality. So, early on I realised Dragon is a superficial title. It lacks depth which I thought was there in Brahmastra, so I changed it.

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