Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn – Two of Hindi cinema’s popular actors – are set to make their Telugu debut with Baahubali filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s upcoming film RRR.
While Alia will be seen playing one of the leading ladies, Ajay will also essay a crucial part, it was revealed at a press conference today.
Speaking to reporters, Rajamouli said that RRR will be a fictional story set in 1920s pre-independent era.
It will be based on a few years in the lives of two real heroes and well-known revolutionaries: Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.
“This will be a fictional story on the lives of Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.
There are gaps in the lives of these legendary freedom fighters that we don’t know about.
We don’t know what happened in their lives in these years.
It is through this fictional story we’d like to show what could have happened in their lives and what would have happened if they met and bonded,” Rajamouli said.
Calling it a pan-Indian film, Rajamouli said that he is pleased to have Alia and Ajay on board.
“I’m really glad both of them instantly agreed to be part of this project.
When I sent Ajay a text that I would like to meet and pitch an idea, he immediately made time to meet.
He got really excited after hearing the idea and instantly worked out his dates for this project.
Ajay will be seen playing a very important role in the flashback episode,” he said.
Rajamouli said Alia Bhatt will be paired with Ram Charan.
“I remember meeting Alia in an airport and shared the idea.
She excitedly said that she would love to be part of the project and play any role.
International actor Daisy Edgar Jones has been paired with Tarak,” he added.
South stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan will headline the film.
While Jr NTR will portray Komaram Bheem, Ram Charan will essay the role of Alluri Sitharama Raju.
RRR will reportedly release worldwide on July 30, 2020, in ten Indian languages.