According to a shocking storey inside the Economic Times BFSI.com, Fox Star Studios and Dharma Productions, the producers of both Karan Johar the Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt movie Brahmastra, reportedly sought insurance firms without five huge claims totalling above Rs 50 crores.
The shoot of the movie Brahmastra was paused since the lead pair Alia and Ranbir were contracted with the deadly covid-19 virus. Now when the new Covid-19 cases have decreased. covid protocols are relaxed and the actors have also recovered from the attacking virus. It is the best time for the makers to resume and complete the last leg of the shooting.
After that, the article goes on now to add, “The production is learnt to have been insured for over Rs 400 crore, which could be the total cost of the movie. While few production houses can claim insurance over pandemic-hit delays, Brahmastra has faced trouble much before that. One of the insurance claims is learnt to have been over unexpected delays due to the movie’s lead actor Alia Bhatt’s illness in 2019.”
Nevertheless, after I approached Karan Johar about some of this storey, he categorically responded, “NOT TRUE AT ALL.” It’s interesting that indeed supposedly non-entertainment media outlets have come to use completely speculative reporting.
For those unversed, film producer Yash Johar passed away in 2004 after which his son, Karan Johar took over Dharma Productions. One of the most acclaimed producers of his time, Yash Johar produced movies namely Agneepath (1990), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai(1998), Duplicate(1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) among several others.
Speaking about KJo, he is recently seen as a host on the television reality show Bigg Boss OTT. On Sunday’s episode, Karan paid his tribute to late actor Sidharth Shukla who passed away on September 2 after suffering a heart attack.
An emotional Karan said, “Sidharth Shukla.. ek aisa chehra, ek aisa naam, joh hum sabki zindagi ka ek aham hissa ban gaya tha. Bigg Boss family ke ek favourite member, jo mere hi nahin balki humare industry ke an ginat logon ke dost the achanak hum sabko chodke chale gaye.”