After media reports suggested that theatre chains like PVR and Inox have lost millions of dollars as a result of the release of Brahmastra, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri asserted that there is a lot of fakeness in Bollywood.
Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, opened to positive and conflicting reviews but impressive box office receipts yesterday. While sources indicate that the film's reviews have led to a decline in the shares of theatre chains like PVR and Inox, the movie is still one of Ranbir and Alia's biggest box office successes. The market capitalization of the cinema chains reportedly decreased by close to 800 crore on Friday.
Reacting on the same director Vivek Agnihotri took to his social media and called out the fakeness in Bollywood.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Vivek reacted to the report. He wrote,
"Problem is everything runs on fakeness in Bollywood. And nobody is answerable. No industry can survive which invests 0% in R&D and wastes 70-80% money on stars.”
The Kashmir Files director earlier also told a news portal that do the makers even know the meaning of Brahmastra. He also added that he is concerned about Ayan as a mother is concerned for her child.
Brahmastra Part One- Shiva is the first instalment in a three-part modern mythology drama by Ayan Mukerji. Apart from Ranbir and Alia, the film also features Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna in pivotal roles. Reportedly, the film’s budget had exceeded over 400 crores.