From an extended cameo, Alia Bhatt's role is being converted into a full-fledged role in S S Rajamouli's RRR.
Informed sources say the actress now has a song and dance, apart from some dramatic moments with Ram Charan Teja as well as NTR Junior, though she shares a romantic relationship only with Ram Charan.
"Alia has much more to do in RRR than was originally planned," a source tells Subhash K Jha.
"She shot a part of her role with Rajamouli last month. She returns again to Hyderabad after her shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi wraps up."
Coordinating her dates with the two leading men of RRR and simultaneously shooting for Gangubai Kathiawadi has been problematic for Alia.
After the COVID-19 pandemic struck, there has been no actor as busy as Alia in Bollywood.
Speaking of Alia's role in RRR, Rajamouli had told Subhash, "I need an actress who can stand her ground between Tarak and Charan, who are extremely talented actors. By the way, this is not a triangle love story. She can be innocent, vulnerable yet be extremely resilient. That is the reason I went for her."
"In large scale films, it is very important that there is perfect balance between art and commerce," adds the director behind the Baahubali blockbusters. "One cannot be sacrificed for the sake of the other. It is also very good that their star status helps the pan India appeal."