Ayan Mukerji: News

Ayan Mukerji is an Indian film director who predominantly works in the Bollywood industry. He was born on August 15, 1983, in Mumbai to popular Bengali film actor Deb Mukherjee. Ayan belongs to the illustrious Mukherjee-Samarth family of Bollywood. He is also the first cousin of actress Kajol and the second cousin of Rani Mukerji. Ayan began his career in showbiz as an assistant to Indian film director and his brother-in-law Ashutosh Gowariker on the 2004 film ‘Swades.’ Later, he also served as an assistant to Karan Johar on the 2006 film ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.’ After taking a short break from filmmaking, Ayan made his directorial debut in 2009 with the coming-of-age comedy-drama ‘Wake Up Sid,’ which earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Director. His next film, the 2013 musical romantic comedy-drama ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,’ became one of the highest-grossing Hindi films ever. He has also directed the upcoming superhero trilogy film titled ‘Brahmastra.’

11 Jul 2024

Aditya Chopra

After 'Alpha,' Anil Kapoor signs 'War 2' and 'Pathaan 2'

Anil Kapoor has inked a multi-film deal with Aditya Chopra's YRF Spy Universe, one of the largest intellectual properties in Indian cinema.

24 Jun 2024

Aditya Chopra

Hrithik-NTR shoot intense speed boat chase for 'War 2': Report

Yash Raj Films is preparing to deliver another thrilling cinematic experience with the upcoming installment of their successful Spy Universe, War 2.

20 Apr 2024

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan, Jr NTR to ignite dance-off in 'War 2'

The much-anticipated sequel to the 2019 hit film War, titled War 2, is set to feature a dynamic dance number between Hrithik Roshan and Jr NTR.

23 Mar 2024

Hrithik Roshan

Pritam to compose album for Ayan Mukerji-Aditya Chopra's 'War 2'

Bollywood icon Hrithik Roshan is currently filming the highly-anticipated YRF Spy Universe movie, War 2, under the direction of Ayan Mukerji.

05 Mar 2024


Jr NTR's role in 'War 2' revealed!

The excitement surrounding War 2 is reaching new heights.

15 Feb 2024

Hrithik Roshan

Here's when Hrithik Roshan will begin shooting for 'War 2'

Siddharth Anand's War (2019) remains a masterclass in Hindi masala filmmaking and is one of the most celebrated films of both his and lead Hrithik Roshan's career.

25 Dec 2023

Bollywood Life

Alia Bhatt shares special Christmas pictures featuring Ranbir, Ayan, family

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt spread holiday cheer on Instagram on Monday by sharing heartwarming photos of her family's Christmas celebration.

11 Dec 2023


Jr. NTR's 'War 2' shooting schedule with Hrithik Roshan out

Ever since the makers showed the exciting glimpse of War 2 in the post-credits scene of Tiger 3, fans have been waiting for the actioner.

27 Nov 2023


Karan Johar bankrolling 'Brahmastra 2'? Mukerji-Johar's meeting sparks speculations

The alleged feud between Karan Johar and his mentee Ayan Mukerji has been in the buzz for some time. However, it seems like the duo have buried the hatchet.

24 Oct 2023

Ranbir Kapoor

'Script ready,' says Ranbir Kapoor on 'Brahmastra: Part Two—Dev'

The anticipation for Ranbir Kapoor's upcoming film Animal is reaching a fever pitch!

04 Oct 2023

YRF Spy Universe

Ayan Mukerji's 'War 2' to feature Salman, SRK, Hrithik: Report

The cameo appearance of Salman Khan in Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan intrigued the audience's interest in the YRF Spy Universe.

09 Sep 2023

Ranbir Kapoor

Ayan Mukerji shares concept art from 'Brahmastra: Part Two—Dev'

On Saturday, fans shared videos and images from Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva on social media to commemorate the film's first anniversary.

15 Aug 2023

Karan Johar

Ayan Mukerji's birthday: Lesser-known facts about the filmmaker

It's the birthday of one of Bollywood's most promising filmmakers, Ayan Mukerji.

01 Jun 2023


Ranbir-Deepika, entire 'YJHD' team meet on 10th anniversary; see pictures

Alexa, play Subhanallah from Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani!

31 May 2023


'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' turns 10: Ayan Mukerji pens note

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani completes a decade!

31 May 2023


'YJHD' 10th anniversary: Life, love, friendship lessons it taught us

One of the most iconic films of Ranbir Kapoor's career is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The film, which was released in 2013, has completed 10 years of its release.

22 May 2023


Aditya Chopra locks Hrithik-Jr. NTR's 'War 2' release date

YRF Spy Universe is currently a hotcake in India. From humongous superstars to huge commercial acclaim, the Aditya Chopra-bankrolled universe is on a roll!

10 May 2023

Bollywood Films

Jr. NTR to charge hefty fee for 'War 2': Report

Jr. NTR is one of the most sought-after stars in India. Especially after the worldwide success of RRR, the actor has been enjoying a huge fan following and is set to make his Bollywood debut with War 2, which also stars Hrithik Roshan.

15 Apr 2023

Yash Raj Films

YRF to pay Ayan Mukerji Rs. 32cr for 'War 2'

It was recently announced that Ayan Mukerji was roped in to direct War 2.

14 Apr 2023

Brahmastra Movie

Ayan, Jio Studios to team up for 'Brahmastra's Astraverse: Report

Amid speculations about a rife between filmmakers Ayan Mukerji and Karan Johar, a fresh report has claimed that the former is in talks to take his Astraverse forward with Jio Studios.

11 Apr 2023

Brahmastra Movie

Ayan Mukerji has broken up with Dharma Productions? Find out

Rumor has it not all is well between Brahmastra makers Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji. The Brahmastra director recently announced the sequel and threequel of the franchise. But the announcement came sans the mention of Johar and his production house on the poster image.

05 Apr 2023


'War 2': Jr. NTR to lock horns with Hrithik Roshan

Yash Raj Films's spy universe is one of the most talked about things in Bollywood. With every passing day, there is a revelation.

04 Apr 2023


Not Siddharth Anand, Ayan Mukerji to direct 'War 2': Report

Yash Raj Films has set the ball rolling for the Spy Universe with Pathaan. The movie not only introduced its new spy character but also interlinked it with its other two spies - Tiger from the Ek Tha Tiger franchise, and Kabir from War.

04 Apr 2023


Ayan Mukerji shares timeline for 'Brahmastra' Part Two and Three

Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji's magnum opus, the Brahmastra trilogy has been a milestone in Indian cinema. Viewers were in awe of the first installment of the trilogy, Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva.

07 Jan 2023

Brahmastra Movie

'Brahmastra' dialogue writer Hussain Dalal finally reacts to brutal trolling

Director Ayan Mukerji's labor of love Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva was eventually brought to life in September after almost a decade in the making and became one of the highest grossers of 2022.

06 Dec 2022

Brahmastra Movie

'Brahmastra' becomes most-watched film on Disney+ Hotstar in India

Well, it looks like the Bollywood blockbuster Brahmastra is not yet done creating records!

05 Nov 2022


Has 'KGF' star Yash turned down 'Brahmastra: Part Two—Dev'?

KGF star Yash has reportedly declined the offer to be part of Brahmastra: Part Two—Dev.

23 Oct 2022

Brahmastra Movie

Ahead of OTT premiere, makers 'add subtle things' to 'Brahmastra'

After a stupendously successful run at the box office, Ayan Mukerji's magnum opus Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva is gearing up for its OTT premiere.

22 Oct 2022

Brahmastra Movie

'Brahmastra 2' to have this major change; makers begin preparations

After almost 10 years in the making, Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva was released theatrically to stupendous success on September 9.

02 Oct 2022

Brahmastra Movie

Ayan wanted to reveal Dev in 'Brahmastra': Why he didn't

Brahmastra plot discussion ahead.

29 Sep 2022

Brahmastra Movie

Why did KJo make Ayan reshoot 'Brahmastra's love ballad 'Kesariya'?

The "love anthem of the year," Kesariya has turned out to be a raging chartbuster and has trended everywhere—from YouTube to Twitter.

24 Sep 2022

Brahmastra Movie

Finally! 'Brahmastra's much-awaited melody 'Rasiya' is now out!

After what seems like eons, the makers of Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva have finally released the anxiously-awaited love track Rasiya!

15 Sep 2022

Brahmastra Movie

Ayan Mukerji finally reacts to criticism over 'Brahmastra' dialogues

Ayan Mukerji's magnum opus Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva finally premiered last week.

14 Sep 2022

Brahmastra Movie

'Brahmastra' sequel aiming for December 2025 release, reveals Ayan Mukerji

After making us wait for about a decade, the ambitious Bollywood movie Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva hit the theaters on September 9.

11 Sep 2022

Ranveer Singh

What can we expect from 'Brahmastra: Part Two—Dev'? (Contains spoilers)

After what seemed like eons, Ayan Mukerji's most ambitious film and a gamble for Bollywood, Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva was released on Friday.

10 Sep 2022

Brahmastra Movie

If all goes well, 'Brahmastra' to cross Rs. 300cr mark

Ayan Mukerji's much-awaited directorial Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva finally hit theaters on Friday (September 9).

08 Sep 2022

Brahmastra Movie

Despite protests, #BoycottBrahmastra, Alia says, 'beautiful environment to release film'

Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva might be releasing at a time when the climate is marred by seemingly endless boycott calls, but actor Alia Bhatt seems unbothered by it.

07 Sep 2022

Ranbir Kapoor

After protests, Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt stopped from visiting Mahakaleshwar Temple

The clarion calls to boycott Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt's Brahmastra have traveled from social media to the real world.

04 Sep 2022

Karan Johar

Big B was 'upset' with Ayan Mukerji over 'Brahmastra' delays?

Uh oh, not the Brahmastra update we wanted.

03 Sep 2022

Alia Bhatt

Watch: 'Brahmastra' gets epic new promo, introduces 'ancient Indian astras'

Just days before the big release, filmmaker Ayan Mukerji has dropped a brand new pre-release promotional clip of Brahmastra: Part One-Shiva!

03 Sep 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Brahmastra': Amid full-on promotions, film's advance bookings open today!

We are less than a week away from the release of one of the biggest visual spectacles of 2022 for Bollywood!

27 Aug 2022

Brahmastra Movie

Jr. NTR to promote 'Brahmastra' at Hyderabad mega event soon

The countdown has begun, and the clocks have started ticking!

13 Jul 2022

Alia Bhatt

Ayan Mukerji unveils new video from awe-inspiring world of 'Brahmastra'

On the occasion of Guru Purnima, Ayan Mukerji, the helmer of the upcoming fantasy-adventure drama Brahmastra, has taken the lid off the film's stupendous fantasy world.

19 Jun 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

'Brahmastra' trailer: Ayan Mukerji trolled over temple scene, posts justification

The trailer for Ayan Mukerji's Brahmāstra, which was released on Wednesday (June 15), had the internet picking sides.

31 May 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Brahmastra' teaser: Awe-inspiring, adventurous. This will be huge!

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt fans rejoice!