The fact is, Rajamouli and the producers of RRR were exceedingly keen to bring Alia into RRR primary to attract North Indian audiences who are not familiar with the film’s two leading men from Telugu cinema at all.
In fact, so keen was the RRR team to invite the Bollywood queen that they have increased her role, padded it up with a few songs, and some additional scenes.
An informed source spills the beans. “To begin with the heroine’s role was nothing much. RRR is purely a boys’ picture show. No major female characters in the script in RRR like Ramya Krishnan in Baahubali. Alia’s role had to be tweaked and increased before it was offered to her.”
Alia was recently seen in Kalank playing the role of 'Roop', a young girl who is forcibly married to a man whose wife is dying. She was also seen in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy in which she also had a very strong role. Alia is also going to play a leading role in Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra. Earlier the film was going to be released in December 2019, but perhaps due to the massive failure of Kalank, Dharma Productions may have had second thoughts about releasing Brahmastra this year. The film has been pushed to 2020.
Directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra is a fantasy trilogy starring Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan. Mouni Roy is going to play the antagonist in the film.