The lockdown has been a huge loss to the Bollywood industry as all the film releases have been postponed and also the ongoing shoots of upcoming movies have been shut too. Among them, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor starrer Brahmastra may also be facing issues owing to the lockdown. Before the lockdown began, the shooting of Alia and Ranbir starrer was going on and often, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir and Alia were spotted on the sets. However, since the lockdown, the shoot has been stalled. Now, a report hinted that owing to the delay, the budget of Karan Johar’s production, Brahmastra might be overshot and hence, Alia, Ranbir, and Ayan may take pay cuts.
As per a report due to the lockdown, the shoot of Brahmastra has been delayed and with 40 more days of shoot schedule remaining and so the budgets of the film have been exceeded by a wide margin. The report further stated that Alia and Ranbir starrer has a lot of VFX work pending as portions shot with Shah Rukh Khan and those filmed in Manali need to be worked upon. Hence, a source told the portal that producer Karan Johar may go back to the board to figure out the economics of the film. The source further added that since Ranbir, Alia, Ayan are aware of the situation, they have decided to take pay cuts to make the film viable.
However, as soon the reports of Ranbir, Alia, and Ayan taking pay cuts went viral on social media, Karan Johar took to Twitter to express his thoughts. Karan wrote, “My hugest request to my media friends not to reach any assumptions on our fraternity films…these are challenging times for the business and false news only makes the situation worse! Please wait for official news on any account!! This is a humble request….”