Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus Brahmastra was perhaps the most awaited Hindi film of the year. The film successfully created a lot of buzz for a number of reasons. After garnering a positive response at the box office, the makers are eager to start work on the sequel, and they have been approaching stars like Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan, and KGF fame Yash for the same. Now, the latest addition to the roster is Vijay Deverakonda.
Vijay Deverakonda For Brahmastra 2
According to Bollywood Hungama, three different stars were approached to play Dev, the anticipated antagonist of Brahamastra 2. Now Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions is looking forward to rope in Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Deverakonda for the same.
The source revealed, “The Brahmastra franchise is being backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Yes, there were three actors who were approached, but now, Karan is looking at roping in Vijay. The two have worked together on Liger and understand how the other person works, so it comes as no surprise.”
The source also added that since Vijay Deverakonda’s maiden Hindi film Liger was a major flop at the Box Office, Karan Johar wanted to extend a more fruitful opportunity to the south star. It stated, “Liger did not exactly hit the target, instead it was way off. Both Vijay and Karan are looking to work together on something that will definitely hit the mark, and kick-start Vijay’s journey in Bollywood. Given this, essaying the role of Dev in Brahmastra 2 is perfect for Vijay and plays well for the makers of the film as well.”
Capturing audiences in all sectors
The sources also said, “If Vijay signs on to play Dev in Brahmastra 2, the film will get the added advantage of featuring a big name from the South. This will ensure Brahmastra 2 has a pan-India appeal while capturing audiences in all sectors.”
Produced by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Ayan Mukerji & Prime Focus and directed and written by Ayan Mukerji, the film starred an ensemble of highly revered actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni.