Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

'Brahmastra: Part One- Shiva', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, emerged as a box office monster registering several new records in the Indian cine industry. While many are still in awe of the movie, anticipation for the sequel started building up among fans soon after the first installment of the trilogy ended teasing its sequel titled 'Brahmastra: Part Two – Dev'.

The anticipation escalated after director Ayan Mukerji spilt the beans about the sequel during an exclusive interview. Indian Express quoted Ayan as saying, "Now we are really getting into the story of our antagonist. Dev is the fulcrum of the entire Brahmastra trilogy.”

The director said the sequel will switch between the past and the present and showcase how Dev impacts the universe. Along with Dev's story, the sequel will unfold about the problems faced by the community and the world because of Brahmastra. Moreover, Ayan also revealed that he has set a target to release the sequel in 2025.

Following that, several theories have been circulating on social media, where fans and movie buffs have been speculating on several things. 

Here, we bring some theories that you can expect in the sequel.

Who is Dev? Ranbir or Ranveer!

All are aware that Dev is Shiva's father and will be seen as the antagonist in the sequel, he will be extremely powerful. Several names have come up for Dev. It is speculated that Ranveer Singh has been roped in for Dev. Though the makers didn't reveal anything about Dev, his appearance was revealed from behind. As it seems from the looks, the person seems to be Ranveer.

On the other hand, it can also be expected that Ranbir will play a double role in the sequel, both Shiva and Dev. Such expectations can be made as Guru (Amitabh Bachchan) while interacting with Shiva mentioned that he (Shiva) made him remember about Dev. It won't be astonishing if Ranbir is seen portraying Dev's character as he was already seen in a double role in his previous movie Shamshera.

Who is Amrita? Deepika or Alia

Though it is not officially confirmed and wasn't even revealed in the movie, it is touted that Deepika Padukone has portrayed the character of Amrita, Shiva's mother. The character's glance as Jalastra has a close resemblance with Deepika though. 

However, several others are speculating that Alia might be seen as Amrita in the sequel.  Even an image was shared on social media comparing a ring that Alia had on her finger with a ring of Amrita. Well, more will reveal with time.

Well, it seems, fans are more eager to see Ranveer and Deepika as Dev and Amrita in Brahmastra 2.

Shah Rukh Khan's character to get a spin-off

Shah Rukh Khan portrayed the character of scientist Mohan Bhargav, who wielded the Vanarastra. His cameo appearance in the first part had an impressive impact on the audience. However, many expressed disappointment as his character was extremely limited. Fans wanted to see more of SRK as Vanarastra. Following that, several crazy fans have started an online petition urging the makers to bring SRK in the sequel with more emphasised character. 

Shah Rukh Khan in Brahmastra: Part One- ShivaShah Rukh Khan in Brahmastra: Part One- Shiva

On the other hand, the makers are even quite fascinated with the SRK's character. During the interview with Indian Express, Ayan said, “As we discovered the personality of the scientist, we said, ‘Yaar, we have to do stuff. We have to do the origins story of the scientist!'”

Further, he was also quoted as saying, “We were also vibing on that frequency, my assistants and I. So, I guess my response to the spin-off demand is that: We are already thinking about it. We are hearing everything and are planning our next moves.”

It can be expected that the makers will either extend the story with a major focus on SRK's character or will present him efficiently alongside Dev as a friend.

More about Astraverse

The first part showed several characters like Amitabh, Nagarjuna, Dimple Kapadia along others wielding different powers. As the movie was more focused on the lead character, the screen presence of other characters for a limited time was not justified. As the sequel's plot will revolve more around Dev, Amrita and Shiva, several other characters with wielding several other powers will be revealed. With the sequel, the makers will certainly reveal more about the Astraverse.