During a press conference of Brahmastra: Part One Shiva, director SS Rajamouli, said Brahmastra is not only one of the most awaited films, but also one of the costliest productions of the year.
"Ayan [Mukerji] dreamt about creating a world that we have never seen before — the magnificent world of astras that we have learned from our history, our Puranas. As children, we heard about these astras but have never seen their splendour," Rajamouli said. "That is what Ayan has dreamt. It has been a long journey since 2014. He has been ably supported by Karan Johar, Ranbir, Alia, Nagarjuna, and Amit sir [Amitabh Bachchan]. Thank you all for making me a part of this fantastic journey," he added.
Talking about Brahmastra, Rajamouli said, "Creating a world that Ayan has created is not easy. Ayan has created a power that still has some limits. He provided the scope to create a bigger villain and also created a scope for the struggle for good to win over evil. It is not like a fairy tale. It is like a commercial way of telling the story of astras. This is what I like about Brahmastra."
He also said, "Ayan made sure that among all the astras, including 'Vanara Astra', 'Agni Astra', 'Jalastra' and 'Brahmastra', love is the strongest. Not just telling this fact in dialogues, he made sure that his point comes across. That love will win over everything."