Rajamouli’s post-Baahubali opus RRR has got itself into a massive Covid imbroglio. While Rajamouli is adamant to finally release the film on 13 October, as per the latest schedule plan, sources close to the project say the release in the given date seems “next to impossible.”
One of the actors from RRR told this writer, “How can it release on 13 October? Both Ramcharan Teja and NTR Jr have a lot of pending shooting for RRR. Ramcharan hasn’t shot much this year. He was busy with his other project Acharya(featuring father and son Chiranjeevi and Ramcharan). NTR Jr also didn’t shoot this year. The plan was for them both to shoot and complete the film by July 2021. This now seems unlikely with the new Covid upsurge.”
The source says RRR may now be pushed to early next year. “We may come for Makar Sankrani in January 2022. Even that is doubtful at the moment.”
This source rules out a digital release for RRR.
The film initially had an extended cameo in the film, but later her role was made full-fledged with the introduction of a few songs. Speaking of Alia’s role in RRR , director Rajamouli in an interview with me some months ago had said, “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. Looking forward to work with her. In large scale films it is very important that there is perfect balance between art and commerce. One cannot be sacrificed for the sake of the other. It is also very good their star status helps the pan India appeal.”
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