Brahmastra has crossed the Rs 400 crore mark at the worldwide box office. Including Saturday's collection, 'Brahmastra' has also completed the gross collection of Rs 298 crore in India itself. On the other hand, the film's overseas collection has reached 13 million i.e. about Rs 105 crore in two weeks. In a recent interview, Brahmastra Director Ayan Mukherji opens up on the creative defense between Karan Johar and him related to Kesariya Song and now Ayan has released his version of Kesariya
Ayan Mukherji releasing teaser of the film wrote, "So…Before Kesariya became the song we all know and love today, it was… this! A dancier groovier version of the song! As you can now see, we even shot it. Then I realised that the film needed a more romantic version of the song, the true version of Kesariya was created, I pleaded and convinced everyone to reshoot it."
He further added, "I thought we would never show anyone this earlier version of Kesariya. But now - our film has done really well, the festive season is upon us, and while this version of the song wasn’t right for the film… it’s still great fun and we all love it! So we’re thinking of having some fun, and releasing it this weekend with the video we shot! (Shall we?!!!) Let’s call it Kesariya Dance Mix!"
Earlier Ayan Mukherji speaking about this version said, “There was stuff which Karan did not like. There was a big Kaali Puja sequence in the film. When you (Karan) saw the sequence, you were very harsh. He really ****** about it. I hope I am allowed to say that word.”
Karan Johar on his defense said, “I never did that. I said that the scene was very terrible and I said I think you need to re-shoot it. And there was actually, and we can say it now, Kesariya was shot in another way. Kesariya was shot with Ranbir dancing quite feverishly. When we saw the song, I said ‘What the hell is going on? What is wrong with you Ayan?’. Why were they dancing? Kesariya was shot differently. Same tune melody but treated differently. It is then that Ayan realised it has to be treated differently.”