Alia Bhatt, who turned 26 on Friday and is set to make her Telugu debut with SS Rajamouli’s RRR, says now her wish has been fulfilled as she always wanted to work with the Baahubali series filmmaker.
Alia was interacting with the media at the ‘Maharashtra Achievers Awards 2019’, on the day Rajamouli announced that she and Ajay Devgn would be a part of the period action film which stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead.
On being a part of RRR, Alia said: “Now, I am doing the preparation for it. I can’t reveal details of the film because I don’t know whether I am supposed to talk about the film, but… I am feeling really grateful as I wished in my heart that I wanted to work with Rajamouli sir and that wish has been fulfilled now, so I feel immense gratitude. It’s my first time to work in the south Indian film industry, so I am really excited,” she said.
RRR will tell a fictitious story based on two freedom fighters. The film will release on July 30, 2020, in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and other Indian languages simultaneously.
Apart from this announcement, the teaser of Alia’s upcoming film Kalank has got an immensely positive response from the audience. After that, she will feature in Brahmastra.
Asked if she has set a new benchmark for herself by doing such big films, she said: “Whenever I do any film, I first see what is my character in the film and who is the director of the film. I think it’s not important to remember what benchmark I have set for myself.
I feel that playing my character honestly is important and what my director wants me do with that character is important than anything else; so, I don’t know what benchmark I have created, but, now, I just want to create something good for my next film with lot of honesty.”