Expo 2020 Dubai: Cast of period drama 'RRR' visit India Pavilion ahead of film's release

Director Rajamouli, and cast members Charan and N.T Rama Rao Jr. make an appearance at the world fair



Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli, Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr at the press conference of RRR, held at India Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai (Photo: Husain Rizvi/ KT)
Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli, Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr at the press conference of RRR, held at India Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai (Photo: Husain Rizvi/ KT)
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Husain Rizvi

Published: Fri 18 Mar 2022, 7:21 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Mar 2022, 2:40 PM

After multiple delays, S.S Rajamouli’s highly-anticipated period drama titled RRR is hitting the UAE theatres on March 25, 2022.

The film tells a story about two Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Bheem (N.T. Rama Rao Jr.) who fought the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad.

Ahead of its release, director Rajamouli, Charan and N.T Rama Rao Jr. made an appearance at Expo 2020 Dubai’s India Pavilion.

“My films are mostly on universal emotions that connect to the audience," Rajamouli said during a press conference at the pavilion. "I have always liked larger-than-life stories as they move and excite me emotionally and I want to give that excitement to my viewers.”

With a budget of Rs400 crores, RRR is one of India’s most expensive films. It also stars Alia Bhatt as Sita, and Ajay Devgn in a cameo role. The two Bollywood actors will mark their Telugu-film debut with RRR.

From the trailer, Bhatt externally appears to be, as Rajamouli says, a "very fragile" girl. “But, the way I see it, inside the fragility, there is a very strong-willed character,” Rajamouli explains Bhatt’s role in RRR. “That’s how I feel when I look at Alia (Bhatt). I’m not talking about the character she played. When I look at her, that’s what I feel. That’s exactly what I wanted for my Sita.

“She should look very soft and fragile but she should be strong enough to rein in the two forces of water and fire.”

Speaking about the film, Rama Rao Jr. said that the best part about RRR is that its “completely fictitious”.

“Whenever Rajamouli describes the characters, he always says ‘My Bheem, my Rama Raju, my Sita’,” he said. “It’s all about what you don’t know about the characters. He (Rajamouli) gave us information we, as actors, needed to play his characters.”

husain@khaleejtimes.com


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