Ajay’s cameo in Ra­jamouli’s next

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Nayan­deep Rak­shit

Ever since Ajay Devgn dubbed for SS Ra­jamouli’s Makkhi (the Hindi ver­sion of Eega) in 2012, the ac­tor’s fans have been keen to see him col­lab­o­rate with the mav­er­ick film­maker.

Now, their wait fi­nally seems to be over. Af­ter Hrs has learnt that the Na­tional Award­win­ning ac­tor has given a nod to the Baahubali di­rec­tor’s next project ten­ta­tively ti­tled RRR. his char­ac­ter will have an im­pact on the plot. He was the first choice and when the film­maker ap­proached him for the part, he heard it and gave a go-ahead.”

Ra­jamouli’s last fran­chise Baahubali had bro­ken sev­eral records at the global box of­fice and it turned out to be the high­est-gross­ing In­dian film ever. RRR, too, has been planned on a lavish bud­get. The source in­forms, “Along with Ajay, the film has two of the big­gest stars from the South In­dian film in­dus­try — Ram Cha­ran Teja and NT Rama Rao Jr. The mak­ers are mount­ing the ac­tioner on a grand scale. It will be made on a bud­get of over `350 crore.” For Ajay, it will be his sec­ond big pe­riod saga, af­ter Tan­haji: The Un­sung War­rior. “He will shoot for his part around mid-2019,” adds our source.

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