Having earned more than 1000 crore business with the magnum opus Baahubali – The Beginning and Baahubali – The Conclusion, SS Rajamouli has recently hinted about his next film by releasing a picture of the biggest stars of the Telugu cinema, Ram Charan and Jr NTR, on his official Twitter handle. According to the grapevine, SS Rajamouli usually chooses this way to announce the star cast of his next film. As per the reports, his next film will be a social drama, which is reportedly to release on February 2018. The film will be produced by DVV Danayya.
Talking about Oscars, during the month of September, film Newton was announced as India’s official entry to Oscars; however, SS Rajamouli showed no disappointment for not having his film Baahubali chosen for Oscars for the foreign language film category.
“(I am) Not at all (disappointed at losing out the race to Oscars this year). When I make a film, I never think about awards. It is not my aim. The aim is to first satisfy myself with the story and then next is to see that it reaches the maximum number of audience and makes money for everyone who has put their life in it. That is my most important thing. If awards come, then I am happy. If they don’t, I don’t mind that because they are not at all my criteria,” Rajamouli told IANS.
As per the reports in a leading Indian daily, Rajamouli will then work with south superstar Mahesh Babu after wrapping up with this untitled project.
The film’s shoot will commence in the year 2019 after the completion of Rajamouli and Mahesh Babu’s current projects.
The question of whether or not the yet untitled project of SS Rajamouli will be bigger than his magnum opus Baahubali, is yet to be answered. The best person to know about it is SS Rajamouli himself. Therefore, we need to wait until he makes his official announcement.