“I would never have written Brahmastra, if not for the Himalayas. It was where the idea for the movie — the entire trilogy — came to me, and no other place on earth could have inspired it,” Mukerji shared on Instagram.
He shared this with a photograph in which he is seen atop a peak with the snow-capped Himalayan mountains serving as the perfect backdrop, as well as the context for his post.
“How do I describe what the Himalayas make me feel? I just can’t, because words fall short. Their magnificence and spirituality is something I constantly keep going to, because it makes my soul better. Amongst all my travels in this world, I rate my time in the Himalayas the highest, and amongst all the things I love about India, I feel proudest that we have the Himalayas,” Mukerji added.
He described it as the “home of the Gods”.
The mountains have a special place in Mukerji’s heart. He had shot parts of his Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) partly in Manali, and Kashmir.