Brahmastra is one of Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji’s most ambitious projects. The film will be helmed by Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani director and produced by Karan Johar. The daring project is going to be a trilogy while the superhero flicks’ first installment stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy in pivotal roles.

Karan Johar has undoubtedly seen a lot of success over the span of his career. However, the ace director and producer’s recent films have been a huge fiasco at the boxoffice in India.

The man was reeling in the success of Dharma Productions’ offerings Simmba and Raazi in 2018. However, 2019 in particular has started off quite harshly for Karan Johar. Dharma Productions had two very ambitious projects lined up for 2019. Akshay Kumar’s Kesari released in 2019 and emerged as a low grosser in India. Soon after this, another big budgeted project by Dharma Productions tanked at the boxoffice.

First Kesari, Now Kalank: Bad Days For Karan Johar

This was Kalank. Starring an ensemble cast of Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Dhawan, the starry display appeared to be a cinematic marvel. However it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Made at a budget of 80 crores approx, Kalank opened well, but nosedived only after its first day.

After two major failures, Karan Johar seems to be getting conscious. Brahmastra was scheduled for release on Christmas 2020 however it has now been postponed. The film was moved after Salman Khan announced that Dabangg 3 will be releasing on the same date. Salman Khan’s Dabanng is a hugely adored franchise in India. The film was bound to wreck a havoc at the boxoffice.


It appears Karan Johar is not willing to take any more risks after two of his big projects became boxoffice duds. He announced the news on social media and was instantly slammed for being a coward and for backing out from clashing with India’s superstar Salman Khan.

Karan Johar met with a lot of comments criticizing the move and claiming that Karan Johar is too afraid to clash with Salman Khan. Soon after, social media was flooded with many such comments and memes. Nevertheless, citing VFX as the reason, the post written by Ayan Mukerji read that the film’s release date is yet to be confirmed.

As competition with Salman Khan’s Danbangg 3 would have significantly affected Brahmastra’s business, this surely comes across as a wise move. Brahmastra also tackles a difficult genre of fantasy and therefore it should choose its release date wisely. The film was all set to release on Christmas 2020, however makers will soon be announcing its revised release date soon.


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