Alia Bhatt has signed on to play the female lead opposite Ram Charan in Rajamouli’s mega epic period drama which chronicles the early days of freedom fighters Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem.
She was Rajamouli’s first choice but she came on board only recently after producer Danayya and director Rajamouli have agreed to pay what she demanded.
Alia Bhatta reportedly demanded more remuneration than what she gets for a Bollywood movie.
Rajamouli and Danayya have agreed after considering the fact that her presence would help for the movie’s North India market.
“Today I feel truly truly grateful.. Cannot wait to begin this beautiful journey with this stellar cast and massive team.. thank you @ssrajamouli sir for giving me this opportunity to be directed by you,” she thanked Rajamouli on Twitter.
This is the first time in Tollywood that an actress is receiving such huge pay check.
After creating magic in “Baahubali” and “Baahubali 2”, S S Rajamouli is experimenting with casting for his latest period extravaganza.
Industry buzz is that a foreign actress will be playing opposite NTR Jr in this movie.
The film features Ram Charan as NTR Jr in two lead roles which are designed on the lines of Lord Rama and Ravana respectively. However, this films is set in British era.
A foreign actress has already been taken for NTR is what we hear.
If everything falls in place, Ram Charan may romance Bollywood leading lady Alia Bhatt but she is still dodging on.
Remuneration has become an issue for her. If Rajamouli agrees to pay what she is demanding, she might sign the film.
RRR went on floors in November 2018 and has completed its two schedules. The film is heading for Kolkota later this month for 40-days long schedule.
Top director S S Rajamouli is again approaching Alia Bhatt for the female lead for his latest mega period action drama tentatively titled “RRR” that features NTR Jr and Ram Charan as the lead stars.
The big-budgeted extravaganza that is said to be made with whopping Rs 300 Cr requires three female lead actors to play opposite these two male stars but Rajamouli is precisely looking for two heroines at this moment.
The other heroine will be finalised second half of 2019 as her character is not that important to the main story.
Rajamouli wants Alia Bhatt for the main female lead as he is bowled over by her performances in “Raazi”, “Gully Boy” and “Udta Punjab”.
She was earlier approached but busy actress said her inability to adjust dates to this epic movie.
Again, Rajamouli has ordered his production and casting team to approach whether she can adjust dates if she is provided more remuneration. Rajamouli is willing to pay big pay check to her if she provides priority dates.
His team will now talk to her. She is currently shooting with her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor for “Brahmastra” being produced by Karan Johar.