SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ is riding high at the box office. The movie has gross earnings close to Rs. 700 crore at the worldwide box office and is still going strong.
Amidst the happy cheer, some people noticed that actress Alia Bhat who made a Telugu debut with this film went silent post the release. She was an active member of the promotions of the movie leading up to the release but since then she hasn’t said much.
Also, the actress who is active on Instagram, seems to have deleted a few promotional posts of ‘RRR’ from her Instagram feeds.
Given that the length of Alia’s role is a lit shorter than anticipated, this was enough to spread the rumour that the actress was unhappy with how her character shaped up on the big screen in the end.
This wouldn’t be the first time an actress in Rajamouli’s film is unhappy with the end result. As is widely known, Rajamouli tends to make long movies and finally at the edit table, he ends up choosing the best sequences that help him narrate his story most effectively.
When ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ released, there were reports of actress Tamannah Bhatia (Avantika) was reportedly disappointed with the length of her role in the second movie. Tamannah had a prominent presence in the first half of ‘Baahubali 1’. However, in the second installment of the movie, she was barely seen. The actress was reportedly upset over this as it seems she may have shot for more important scenes which may not have made it past the final cut of the movie.
It looked like history was repeating itself with Alia Bhat having the same grievance against the ace filmmaker for shortening her role in ‘RRR’.
However, after a couple of days of heated speculation, Alia has finally decided to speak up about the controversy. She posted a note on her Instagram, rubbishing the rumours and stating that there were no grounds to believe she was upset. She went on to praise the director and her co-actors and reminded everyone that ‘RRR’ is a “beautiful film”.
Here is her post:
Alia Bhat’s post was eloquent and dignified and it hit upon all the points that were needed to shut down trolls who were creating a controversy where there was none.
Alia made sure everyone was aware that she enjoyed the whole experience of playing the role of ‘Sita’ and she enjoyed working with Jr. NTR and Ram Charan and most of all she enjoyed working with director SS Rajamouli.
She added that she was clarifying her stand because she did not want any misinformation to tar the upward trajectory of Rajamouli’s latest magnum opus.
A week past its worldwide theatrical ‘RRR’ is going strong and steady in theatres with a full house of audience.