A report recently claimed that the producers of the upcoming movie Brahmastra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt - Fox Star Studios and Dharma Productions - have approached insurance companies with five large claims that accumulated to over Rs 50 crore.
However when I contacted Karan Johar about the above story, his categorical reply was - “NOT TRUE AT ALL”, in bold letters.
The above-mentioned report had also said, "The production is learnt to have been insured for over Rs 400 crore, which could be the total cost of the movie. While few production houses can claim insurance over pandemic-hit delays, Brahmastra has faced trouble much before that. One of the insurance claims is learnt to have been over unexpected delays due to the movie’s lead actor Alia Bhatt’s illness in 2019."
Brahmastra, which is touted to be a superhero movie, and the first of a possible trilogy, is shot across locales like Bulgaria, Scotland, London and New York. Apart from Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, the movie also features South superstars like Nagarjuna and Prabhu.
The shooting for the movie started in 2018 and was initially expected to be released in late 2019, but couldn’t due to its extensive VFX or graphics. The producers have since not announced a new date of release.
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