Rajamouli signs with Hollywood agency CAA

Wednesday 28th September 2022 07:40 EDT

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has been signed by Hollywood’s much-touted talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) just days after his magnum opus ‘RRR’ was snubbed as India’s Oscar entry. ‘RRR’, which grossed over £100 million worldwide during its theatrical run, was massively celebrated for its breathtaking action set pieces and visual effects. It also found much praises from the West as well after it was released on Netflix. The film was considered the frontrunner for India’s official entry to the Oscars, however, the Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show’ was sent in the category.

Earlier this week, when it was announced that ‘RRR’ is not India’s official pick for Oscars, it upset the film's team as well as its fans, who took to social media to express their disappointment. After the Film Federation of India (FFI) selected Chhello Show to represent India, ‘RRR's US distributor Variance Films requested the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to consider the film 'in all categories’.

‘Don’t Look Up’ director Adam McKay also reacted to RRR not making the cut for India’s official Oscar entry. In a tweet, the filmmaker pledged support to RRR to get it nominated in the Best Pictures category at the Academy Awards. He wrote, "This is a travesty. But let’s make sure it gets a best picture nom. Can we do a screening at the Rose Bowl? (How amazing would that be?) #RRR.”

The movie is a fictional story set in the 1920s pre-independence era and is based on the lives of two real-life heroes and well-known revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. While Ram Charan played Ram, Jr. NTR aka Tarak was seen as Bheem.

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