‘Would rather make an Indian story and present it to Hollywood,’ says RRR director SS Rajamouli at trailer launch
The trailer of SS Rajamouli’s highly-awaited film RRR was launched today at a grand event which was attended by its stellar star cast of Ajay Devgn, Jr.NTR and Alia Bhatt. Ram Charan could not attend the event due to a prior commitment. During the trailer launch, Rajamouli was asked about getting any offers from Hollywood, the pressure after Bahubali’s success and working with Ajay.
Rajamouli dismissed the query on making a Hollywood film and said, “I have not received any offers from Hollywood. Frankly, I want to make Indian films. I would rather make an Indian story and present it to Hollywood.” He also spoke about the language barrier since he has included Hindi-speaking actors like Alia and Ajay and said, “If you believe in your core storytelling, you don't need to worry about the language. Language is just medium of communication, words are small bridges, and it’s just the visual that tells you the story. I have this character played by Ajay Sir. I didn’t approach him because I have a long relationship with him, nor did I approach him to make it a North-South combination. I approached him because he suited the character the most. I called him, gave him a 15 minute narration and things fell in place. Of course commercials are important, but it depends on the story.”
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When quizzed about feeling any kind of pressure as he is coming from the success of Bahubali, Rajamouli said, “If you look deeply, the audience is not waiting for another Bahubali, they are waiting for same kind of experience that they got in Bahubali. I know pressures are immense. The moment audience come into the theatre; they will see what film has to offer, and not the expectation due to Bahubali. Am sure, they will be invested in the story.”
RRR also stars Shriya Saran, Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson in pivotal roles. The movie is all set to hit screens on January 7, 2022.