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Will Alia woo NTR Jr, Teja in RRR?

November 07, 2020 09:54 IST

Photograph: Kind courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram
 

There are many misconceptions surrounding Baahubali Director S S Rajamouli's RRR.

One of them is the scope and length of Alia Bhatt's role.

"I needed an actress who can stand her ground between Tarak (NTR Jr) and Charan (Ramcharan Teja), who are extremely talented actors. Alia is the perfect fit," explains Rajamouli.

Those expecting to see Alia romancing both heroes are in for disappointment.

"This is not a love triangle. I wanted Alia because she can be innocent, vulnerable and yet be extremely resilient."

The shooting was supposed to happen much earlier, but got cancelled due to the pandemic.

"We needed to rework the dates and schedules. I'm looking forward to working with Alia. In large scale films, it is very important to have a perfect balance between art and commerce. One cannot be sacrificed for the sake of the other. Yes, their star status helps the pan India appeal."

Alia will first finish her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi and then proceed to Hyderabad.

The actress says she has been working on her Telugu for some time now. There will be a voice coach on the set of Rajamouli's film to guide her.

SUBHASH K JHA