The year 2021 is special for RRR actor-director duo NTR Jr and SS Rajamouli as they complete 20 years in cinema
Superstar NTR Jr is poised to make cinematic history with the theatrical release of his first pan-India film, RRR helmed by the celebrated SS Rajamouli, who is known for creating visually-striking magnum opus. The South star shares a special bond with the filmmaker and both have known each other for 20 years now. Both began their journey in the film industry in 2001. The actor and director first collaborated for Student No. 1 and the hit duo went on to work on four collaborations including the much-anticipated RRR. Their upcoming release marks 20 years of them knowing each other as colleagues, friends and family.
All praises for Rajamouli who NTR Jr fondly calls Jakanna, the director too has often claimed that the superstar is the face of South Indian cinema across the world. The RRR actor remarks that each of his collaborations with the stellar director has been a learning curve for him. He shares that being repeated in his films is an honour. Their collaborations in the past include Student No. 1, Simhadri and Yamadonga. These have been massive hits and given the duo’s record of blockbusters, RRR is touted to be the biggest film of the post-pandemic era.
RRR brought a host of challenges for NTR Jr, which he overcame with Jakkana’s support and his own determination to give the viewers a movie that pulls them to the theatres. He has put on muscle for his role of Komaram Bheem, performed dangerous stunts and dubbed in his own voice in four languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. Knowing that he has pushed his limits, the fans are thrilled to see him in the role of a freedom fighter and the protector of the Gond tribe.