Popular Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will be making their Telugu debut with upcoming film RRR, director SS Rajamouli announced here on Thursday.
While Alia will be seen playing one of the leading ladies, Ajay will be seen essaying a crucial role in a flashback episode.
Speaking to reporters, Rajamouli said that RRR will be a fictional story set in 1920s pre-independent era and it will be based on few years in the lives of two real heroes and well-known revolutionaries — Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.
“This will be a fictional story on the lives of Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. There are gaps in the lives of these legendary freedom fighters that we don’t know about. We don’t know what happened in their lives in these years. It is through this fictional story we’d like to show what could have happened in their lives and what would have happened if they met and bonded,” Rajamouli said.
Jr NTR will be seen as Komaram Bheem and Ram Charan will be playing Alluri Sitharama Raju.
Calling it a pan-Indian film, Rajamouli said that he is pleased to have Alia and Ajay on board.
“I’m really glad both of them instantly agreed to be part of this project. When I sent Ajay a text that I would like to meet and pitch an idea, he immediately made time to meet. He got really excited after hearing the idea and instantly worked out his dates for this project. Ajay will be seen playing a very important role in the flashback episode,” he said.
Rajamouli said Alia Bhatt will be paired with Ram Charan.
“I remember meeting Alia in airport and shared the idea. She excitedly said that she would love to be part of the project and play any role. International actor Daisy Edgar Jones has been paired with Tarak,” he added.
Talking on the occasion, producer DVV Danayya confirmed RRR will release worldwide on July 30, 2020 in ten Indian languages.