After the massive success of RRR across the globe, filmmaker SS Rajamouli has opened up about his plans to direct a Hollywood film.
Rajamouli’s Hollywood dream
Previously, RRR won the Critics Choice award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film also won the Best Song for Naatu Naatu at the awards held in Los Angeles on Monday. During numerous events and awards ceremonies in the US, Rajamouli hinted at his willingness to direct a film in Hollywood.
“I think it is the dream of every filmmaker across the world to make a film in Hollywood I am no different. I’m open to experimentation,” Rajamouli said.
But, he also acknowledges, the decision is causing him a “bit of confusion.” At home, Rajamouli enjoys the final cut and an unusual amount of creative power: “Back in India, I am the dictator. No one tells me how to make a film.”
Modestly, he assumes that a Hollywood project might be an opportunity for a co-credit. “Very probably, my first step will be collaborating with someone,” he said.
A film with Mahesh Babu
Meanwhile, up next will be Mahesh Babu and SS Rajamouli’s film which is being developed as a franchise. “Yes, you can write it. It’s an adventure story, which will roll next year,” said writer KV Vijayendra Prasad.
While speaking to Pinkvilla, Vijayendra Prasad said, “Of course. Sequels will follow.” He also added that while the story in these sequels will change, the central characters will remain the same. He further shares that they are in the process of finalizing the script of the first part.