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SS Rajamouli ropes in international artistes for his next film RRR


International artistes Olivia Morris, Alison Doody and Ray Stevenson will be seen playing pivotal roles in SS Rajamouli’s upcoming magnum opus RRR.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

International artistes Olivia Morris, Alison Doody and Ray Stevenson will be seen playing pivotal roles in SS Rajamouli’s upcoming magnum opus RRR, which stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the titular roles.

"Olivia, we are happy to have you play the female lead Jennifer. Looking forward for the shoot," read the tweet from film's official Twitter handle.

Stevenson, who played Volstagg in the Thor superhero films, will essay the lead antagonist Scott in RRR.

"Ray Stevenson, it's a pleasure to have you play the lead antagonist Scott in RRR movie. Can't wait to begin shooting with you," read another tweet.  

“Welcome to Indian cinema, Alison Doody! Had a wonderful time shooting for your first schedule... We are glad to have you play lead antagonist Lady Scott,” read another tweet.

RRR, according to Rajamouli, 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 told reporters at the film’s launch ceremony in August.

While Jr NTR will be seen as Komaram Bheem, Ram Charan will be playing Alluri Sitharama Raju. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Samuthirakani in crucial roles.

The film is being made on a whopping budget of Rs300 crore. Producer DVV Danayya had said that the film will be made with high standards that will elevate the stature of Telugu cinema even further after the Baahubali films.