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RRR press meet: Highlights

RRR press meet: SS Rajamouli directorial RRR stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi |
Updated: March 14, 2019 9:19:34 pm
RRR SS Rajamouli’s RRR is bankrolled by DVV Danayya.

After the humungous success of the Baahubali franchise, filmmaker SS Rajamouli is working on his next blockbuster. Titled RRR, the movie stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Talking about RRR, Rajamouli shared, “RRR will not dwell on the stories of Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem’s rebellion that we already know. But, it will focus on what would have happened if they had met during their self-imposed exile and became friends.”

Produced by DVV Danayya, RRR will hit screens on July 30, 2020.

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Read all the updates about SS Rajamouli's RRR.

15:09 (IST)14 Mar 2019
Watch RRR press meet
14:43 (IST)14 Mar 2019
GV Prakash wishes good luck to RRR team

GV Prakash took to Twitter and wished SS Rajamouli all the best for his next titled RRR. He wrote, "Best of luck team #RRR 👏👏👏 my most fav Indian Director rajamouli sir"

14:22 (IST)14 Mar 2019
Ram Charan shares RRR first look

14:00 (IST)14 Mar 2019
SS Rajamouli to Alia Bhatt: Can't wait to see you in RRR

SS Rajamouli replied to Alia Bhatt after the latter thanked the director for giving her a chance to be in his directorial. Rajamouli said that he cannot wait to see Alia compete with Ram Charan and Jr NTR. He wrote,"Heard so much about your raising the bar to compete with the costars. Cant wait to see you do that in my film..;) #RRR"

13:48 (IST)14 Mar 2019
Allu Sirish on RRR: It is going to be fireworks again

Allu Sirish shared the first look of SS Rajamouli's upcoming magnum opus RRR. He wrote, "The theme, the casting and the span! Cant wait for #RRR from Telugu cinema's crown jewel : @ssrajamouli sir! It's gonna be fireworks on screen again."

13:11 (IST)14 Mar 2019
Alia Bhatt on RRR

Alia Bhatt is excited to be a part of RRR. The actor tweeted, "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.. 💃💃💃💃 #RRRPressMeet"

13:01 (IST)14 Mar 2019
SS Rajamouli on handling pressure

"I never felt it as a pressure, but it is a strength that so many people are waiting for my film," says SS Rajamouli.

13:00 (IST)14 Mar 2019
SS Rajamouli on Baahubali web series

"The shooting is going on. By December, we might end the shoot," says SS Rajamouli.

12:59 (IST)14 Mar 2019
SS Rajamouli on Mahabharata

"I did not say Mahabharata is next. Probably, it will be my last film. The story keeps running parallel in my mind," says SS Rajamouli.

12:58 (IST)14 Mar 2019
RRR's impact

"The impact is that India will know about Telugu heroes - Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem," says Jr NTR.

12:56 (IST)14 Mar 2019
Will RRR repeat Baahubali success?

"There is no limit to expectations, but the fear is if we will be able to cover costs and the reality lies in between," says SS Rajamouli.

12:54 (IST)14 Mar 2019
SS Rajamouli on working with Mahesh Babu

"Surprisingly, at a Mahesh Babu event, when I asked his fans if they want to see Mahesh Babu as Alluri Sitarama Raju, they did not show excitement. When I asked James Bond, they were very keen," says SS Rajamouli.

12:52 (IST)14 Mar 2019
SS Rajamouli wanted to do RRR only with Jr NTR and Ram Charan

"For some reason, if one of them would have said no, I would not have made this film. The way I wrote the character, these two actors suited it the best," says SS Rajamouli.

12:51 (IST)14 Mar 2019
'Ajay Devgn is not playing a villain'

"Ajay Devgn is not playing a villain. The story is also placed in North India hence we have taken North Indian actors too. I did not think that I will put some Bollywood actors too. I wanted to create an impact. I decided on the actors based on relationships, dates, remuneration," says SS Rajamouli.

12:46 (IST)14 Mar 2019
Ram Charan on doing historic characters

"This was a coincidence. This year, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will release and I will be portraying a character from the same era next year," says Ram Charan.

12:44 (IST)14 Mar 2019
RRR inspired by Motorcycle Diaries

"The idea was mine. I saw Motorcycle Diaries. In the end, they reveal that the character in the film is not some guy but Che Guevara. That idea stuck with me. I also got fascinated with the idea that what if we narrate the entire story and reveal at the end who the two actually become in the future. The thought was planted by the film," says SS Rajamouli.

12:40 (IST)14 Mar 2019
RRR - A backstory

"RRR is about the legends but before they become legends," says SS Rajamouli.

12:38 (IST)14 Mar 2019
Alia Bhatt plays Sita in RRR

"I don't have boxes to tick when I take an actor. My box to tick is if a scene creates an impact on the audience. Alia Bhatt plays a fantastic character. She changes the course of the story. For me, a female character being mentally strong is important. Alia's character Sita is a very strong woman," says SS Rajamouli.

12:36 (IST)14 Mar 2019
'I will portray only what's not known about Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem'

"I hope they get to know now. I will be honoured if they start reading about Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The story is not based on their legend. What we know about them is not I will portray. I will portray only what's not known. So, I am not worried," says SS Rajamouli.

12:34 (IST)14 Mar 2019
RRR budget

Producer DVV Danayya reveals RRR has been made on a budget of Rs 350-400 crore.

SS Rajamouli reunites with his Baahubali crew for RRR. Screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad, costume designer Rama Rajamouli, VFX Supervisor V Srinivasa Mohan, art director Sabu Cyril, cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar and music director MM Keeravani are part of RRR's crew.

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