Alia Bhatt who has made a career of overcoming hurdles, faces a huge challenge ahead. She will now have to match steps with two of the best dancers in the Telugu film industry for a promotional song for S S Rajamouli’s eagerly anticipated RRR. The song is to be shot at an estimated cost of Rs. 6 crores.
We are talking about the two superstars Ramcharan Teja and NTR Jr. who incidentally face a challenge of their own. They’ve never come face to face before, and the dance face-off would have their individual fans rooting vociferously for their favorite star.
A source from the film’s team informs me that the mega stars have been rehearsing for weeks now. “Both Ramcharan Teja and NTR Jr. know their fans expect them to out-dance the rival. They are working on keeping both the fan clubs happy,” says the informed source.
Incidentally, though they are considered fierce rivals on screen, Rajamouli has cast them as friends fighting for the same cause.
In an earlier interview with me Rajamouli had said NTR Jr and Ramcharan Teja are playing fire and ice. “Fire and Water are two opposing elements. One can destroy the other. But if they come together and create steam, the force generated can run the motor of the world.. I worked with both of them before. And we delivered some of the biggest blockbusters. The catch here was they belonged to the traditionally rival film families. But the advantage I had was they are close friends in real life. When I put the idea across, It didn’t take even a minute for them to say Yes. Before we went to shoot, we did character designing sessions. We sketched out their characterizations to the minutest detail. They took to their roles like fish to water.”