Highlights

  • Ayan addressed the questions about the Ujjain protests
  • Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visited Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain
  • 'Brahmastra' will release on September 9

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Ayan Mukherji along with the leading cast Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visited Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. However, both the lead stars were not allowed to enter the temple premises over Ranbir’s old statement on beef.

Ayan Mukerji's upcoming venture 'Brahmastra' has been in news for quite some time and mostly for the wrong reasons. Recently, the director along with the leading cast Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visited Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. However, both the lead stars were not allowed to enter the temple premises over Ranbir’s old statement on being a fan of beef.

Now, in a press conference held in Delhi, film's director Ayan talked about the protests and the ongoing demand of boycotting the film. Answering a question about the protests, he said, 'I have to request you that I want to answer this question. I want to take this question because today we are here to talk about Brahmastra. In Madhya Pradesh, I was feeling really bad that Ranbir and Alia did not come with me for darshan to Mahakaleshwar temple. I had gone to Mahakal before the release of Brahmastra’s motion poster. That time also I was coming to Delhi and I had told myself that before the release of the film, I’d definitely go again and both of them (Ranbir-Alia) very keen to come with me.'

The filmmaker continued, 'Till the end, they were very keen that they will come but when we reached there and we heard about this, I felt that let me go alone, eventually I had gone to seek blessings and energy for the film and that blessing is for everybody. I did not want to take Alia there in the current condition so I went alone. I felt very bad and when I went I did feel that they could have also come and gotten their darshans.'

The film, which releases on September 9, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna.

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