Big shift! Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn to make Telugu debut in Bahubali director Rajamouli’s period drama

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New Delhi | Published: March 14, 2019 3:27:32 PM

RRR press meet: SS Rajamouli directorial RRR stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan. Details about the female leads are still under wraps.

SS Rajamouli’s RRR is bankrolled by DVV Danayya. (IE)

Popular Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will be making their Telugu debut with upcoming film RRR, director SS Rajamouli announced here on Thursday.

While Alia will be seen playing one of the leading ladies, Ajay will be seen essaying a crucial role in a flashback episode.

Speaking to reporters, Rajamouli said that RRR will be a fictional story set in 1920s pre-independence era and it will be based on few years in the lives of two real heroes and well-known revolutionaries — Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.


Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s RRR is one of the highly anticipated films of 2019. It has been grabbing a lot of headlines even before its production. There were a lot of rumours going around the female lead of the film. Earlier, it was speculated that Parineeti Chopra has been roped in opposite Ram Charan in RRR. However, it turns out that these reports were not true. After a long wait, SS Rajamouli finally announced the news.


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Rajamouli made it clear that it is Alia Bhatt who will play the female lead opposite Ram Charan in RRR. This film will also mark Alia’s debut in South Indian cinema. Talking about his ambitious project, he said, “It is going to be a completely fictional tale about the two real heroes. We are mounting on a large scale. I don’t like anything small and everything will be on a huge scale. There is a lot of research….we also need supporting characters also big. We are happy to have an amazing.”

The official Twitter page of RRR wrote, welcome aboard Alia Bhatt, we are glad to have you play the female lead in our film. Happy Birthday in advance and hope you will have a wonderful journey with us.

Ram Charan’s wife Upasana also shared the picture of the actor as he was headlining for the press meet. She wrote that all set for A Power Packed #RRR morning. Good luck team.

Upasana Konidela’s Tweet:

National Award-winning music composer MM Keeravani, who composed music for Baahubali, has collaborated with Rajamouli for RRR as well.

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