SS Rajamouli resumes shoot of RRR in Hyderabad

Director SS Rajamouli and the cast of “Rise Roar Revolt” (“RRR”) on Tuesday resumed production on the period action film in Hyderabad with necessary safety precautions amid coronavirus pandemic, nearly seven months after the filming was halted.

The makers released a 1.38 minute-long video announcing they are back to work with the hashtag #WeRRRBack.

Scripted and directed by Rajamouli, “RRR” stars N T Rama Rao Jr and Ram Charan in the lead roles.

Sharing a glimpse of the shooting process on the lavishly mounted film, the official Twitter handle of “RRR”, shared a post captioned, “Rested, Recharged, Raring to go. And thats how #WeRRRBack!” The video begins with a message, “The shoot of our film went on quite productively until March. But then, THE WORLD STOPPED. SO DID WE. Now its time to get back onto the sets with… double the grit.” In the clip, the crew members are seen sanitising the sets, while people belonging to departments such as costume, art to action have begun working while adhering to safety protocol. The “Baahubali” helmer, who is seen behind the camera in a mask, can be heard giving directions to his actors, saying, “Heroes ready… and action”.

Rajamouli, who along with his family recovered from COVID-19 in August, said one has to move on and adapt to the new normal. “Life has already become a new normal. We have to adapt to it and move on. And so our shoot resumes. Await #RamarajuforBheemOnOct22… #WeRRRBack,” he tweeted. Produced by DVV Entertainments, the Telugu language film is a fictional tale based on the lives of two freedom fighters in early 20th century — Alluri Sitarama Raju and Kumram Bheem.

Charan, who plays Ramaraju in the film, too shared the video clip on Twitter and said it is “lovely” to be back on the sets of “RRR” with NTR Jr.

“My dear brother @tarak9999, something that was long overdue is getting ready and as promised I am gonna give you the best, this 22nd Oct,” he said. NTR Jr, who essays the role of Bheem, said he is “excited” to get back to work.

“@AlwaysRamcharan FINALLY bro. Cant wait!” he tweeted.

“RRR” also features Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in pivotal roles.

“So so looking forward to joining the team,” Bhatt tweeted.

The film, slated to hit the screens on January 8, 2021, will also be released in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam.

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