RRR: Jr NTR opens up about his and Ram Charan’s family rivalry, says RRR changed whole scenario


New Delhi: RRR is the moment. Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s chemistry in SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus is magical. In the film, the two stars play revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. However, it is well known that the two superstars did not always share the same camaraderie as they do now. In fact, their films families were known to be arch rivals. 

In a recent interview with Anupama Chopra for Film Companion, Jr NTR shared that his and Ram Charan’s family have been rivals for “30-35 odd years”. He added, “We are rivals, but we are friends too. So our rivalry is very positive.” And, after RRR, Jr NTR believes that “the whole scenario has changed” and he and Ram Charan are “best friends” now.

A few days ago, Tarak had thanked Charan for supporting him in his journey of being Bheem in RRR. In a thank you note, he had written, “(Ram) Charan, my brother, I can’t imagine acting in RRR without you… No one else could have done justice to the role of Alluri Sitarama Raju. Not only RRR but Bheem would have been incomplete without you. Thank you for being the fire to my water.”

During the same interview, Jr NTR said he also believes that RRR will reignite the trend of multi-starrer in the upcoming films.

Meanwhile, RRR continues to mint big at the box office. The film has broken numerous pandemic era records, having earned more than Rs 500 crore at the global box office. With its just first week collection, the film broke several films’ lifetime record. Among the Hindi circuit, the film crossed Rs 100 crore mark in just 4 days. 

Apart from the lead stars, RRR also features Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson, and Shriya Saran in supporting roles, along with the cameos of Bollywood stars Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt.

first published:April 1, 2022, 4:29 p.m.

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