The buzz in Tollywood regarding S S Rajamouli’s RRR is that it’s an out-and-out men’s picture-show with very little room or scope for the female characters.
Says a source in the know, “Unlike Baahubali where Anushka Shetty and Ramya Krishna had powerful roles in spite of Prabhas and Rana Daggubati’s author-backed presence , in RRR it’s Ramcharan Teja and NTR Jr all the way.”
Alia, it seems was brought in because she insisted on being a part of the Baahubali director’s film.
Now it is being said Alia’s presence may be credited in the film’s titles as a ‘Guest Appearance’ in RRR, as she has just one song and a few scenes .
When I spoke to Alia who has played the central role in most if not all her films so far , said she didn’t care about the length of her role in RRR.
“After I was launched by Karan Johar I had two dream directors on my wish list. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and S S Rajamouli. I don’t care about the length of my role in RRR. Just working with him is enough. I’ve taken lessons in Telugu to do this film. Can’t say I speak the beautiful language like a native. But I am trying.”