Many even called him the “best part” of the film and took to social media to demand a spin-off focusing on his character. And their prayers were answered when Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji recently confirmed the same.
According to Hindustan Times, Mukerji has now shared that not only Shah Rukh’s fans but the makers of the film have also been thinking about a spin-off for his character. In fact, the idea was first floated while they were filming for the sequence. The filmmaker teased that the spin-off might tell the origin story of the scientist.
Mukerji told The Indian Express, “Before the fans were saying it, we were also saying that ourselves. When we were shooting the sequence in 2019, we were also saying on sets. As we discovered the personality of the scientist, we said, ‘Yaar, we have to do stuff. We have to do the origins story of the scientist!’”
The director added that his team also agreed with the idea that Shah Rukh’s character should not be limited to a cameo in just one film. He said, “We were also vibing on that frequency, my assistants and I. So, I guess my response to the spin-off demand is that: We are already thinking about it. We are hearing everything and are planning our next moves.”
Brahmastra Part 1 – Shiva stars Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role alongside Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy among others. Apart from Shah Rukh, Deepika Padukone also featured in a guest appearance in the film. The sci-fi drama was released in theatres on September 9 and has been performing well at the box office. Mukerji has plans to make two more films in the franchise, with which he intends to establish a multiverse called ‘Astraverse’.
Originally published at tribune.com.pk