Updated: March 15, 2021 7:57:37 pm
SS Rajamouli shared the first look of Alia Bhatt as Sita from his film Roudram Ranam Rudhiram (RRR) on Monday. The actor celebrates her birthday today. The director wrote, “Strong-willed and resolvent #Sita’s wait for Ramaraju will be legendary! Presenting @aliaabhatt as #Sita to you all :).”
Samantha Akkineni also shared the poster on Instagram Stories and wrote, “Happy birthday to the phenomenal Alia Bhatt. You inspire all of us to push harder. Can’t wait to witness all the magic that you are going to create.”
Alia will be seen opposite Ram Charan, who plays Ramaraju in the film. As soon as the actor dropped the first look as Sita on her social media platforms, fans flooded the comment section admiring her character poster. One of Alia’s fans wrote, “Omg so beautiful” while another mentioned, “I cannot freaking wait.” On Twitter, fans wished Alia on her birthday and tagged her RRR look as “gorgeous.”
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 15, 2021
Strong-willed and resolvent SITA’s wait for Ramaraju will be legendary!
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) March 15, 2021
Ahead of her birthday, Alia Bhatt gave a sneak peek into her character Sita from RRR. The SS Rajamouli directorial marks her Telugu debut. RRR also stars Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Ajay Devgn, Samuthirakani, Olivia Morris, Alison Doody and Ray Stevenson. It is set to hit theatres on October 13, 2021.
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RRR is set in the backdrop of 1920s north India under the colonial rule of Britain. It is a fictionalised account of Telugu tribal leaders Alluri Sitarama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by Jr NTR).
Baahubali fame Rajamouli and his father K. V. Vijayendra Prasad have reimagined the formative years of these leaders by taking advantage of the fact that there are no records as to what happened in their lives while they were away from their homeland.
RRR was originally planned as a July 30, 2020 release. However, the unforeseen delays, including those caused by injuries suffered by Jr NTR and Ram Charan during production, forced the filmmakers to push the release date. And then, the outbreak of coronavirus and subsequent lockdown again disrupted the production.
Finally, the shooting was resumed in October last year, and the film is currently in production.
Alia also has Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming Gangubai Kathiawadiand Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra in the pipeline.
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