According to Karan Johar, several members of the film industry "are negative" about Brahmastra. The director avoided naming any specific individuals, although recently, directors Vivek Agnihotri and Kangana Ranaut, among others, had questioned the box office results of the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starring film.
In a recent interview, Karan Johar discussed a variety of topics, including several delays with Brahmastra, his stress about the Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor movie, and much more. They added that the film first received "mixed reviews" since the viewers were unsure on how to respond to it. In addition, Karan claimed that occasionally, "negative people" in the business enjoy the "ruination" of a movie rather than seeing it succeed.
It is never a good thing, according to Karan, to celebrate a movie's box office failure.
Quoting to Bollywood Hungama, Karan Johar said,
“While I have no problems with everyone’s opinions, I sometimes feel sad, because within the industry we have some types of people, who are working for the industry and are with the industry for years… you can be critical but being negative is not nice. Critical we will accept with open arms, it is very imperative, everyone needs that policing. But I feel sometimes, some people push that from being critical to being negative."
Ayan, Alia, and Ranbir all worked with Karan's Dharma Productions on numerous movies, including Wake Up Sid, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Karan claimed that he felt as though he was 'fathering' Brahmastra.