The filmmaker was speaking at the India pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020.
Shooting Ram Charan’s entry in RRR was scary, says SS Rajamouli
Mumbai - 30 Mar 2022 0:00 IST
SS Rajamouli’s Roudram Ranam Rudhiram aka RRR is getting a positive response from audiences. This has translated into impressive box=office revenue, not just in India but also abroad. The period film stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR with cameo appearances by Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt.
One of the most talked about scenes in RRR is the entry of Ram Charan. He plays a police officer named Ram in the British administration and is assigned the task of controlling an angry crowd of thousands protesting against the colonial government.
At the India Pavilion in the Dubai Expo 2020, Rajamouli spoke of how his team went about shooting that scene and the challenges they faced.
“When you see a thousand people ganging up on one guy, you will feel the adrenaline rush,” the director said. “Filming Charan’s introduction block was a scary experience. Soon after I said action, 1,000 people, with Charan amongst them, would move at once and there used to be dust all over. It was scary not to [be able to] see him clearly amidst such a huge crowd. Luckily, he came out unscathed.”
About the preparation for the scene, the filmmaker claimed, “The unit prepared for this scene for three or four months and then filmed it in 15 days.”