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It was only a matter of time before Baahubali and filmmaker RRR SS Rajamouli made a Hollywood movie or at least an Indian movie with big American stars. The Telugu filmmaker has now signed with top Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
The agency is known for handling some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities including Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Zendaya, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Murphy, Reese Witherspoon.
The deal will open up more opportunities for India’s most sought-after filmmaker. Since the release of RRR on Netflix, Rajamouli has received acclaim from audiences as well as celebrities around the world.
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The filmmaker is currently promoting his latest film RRR, starring Ram Charan and NTR Jr, in the United States and the film, although not considered by the Film Federation of India jury as the country’s entry. at the 95th Academy Awards, generates significant Oscar buzz. The makers now plan to submit the film directly and the US promotional tour is part of efforts to maximize the film’s chances at the upcoming Oscars, which will be held in March 2023.
The film’s campaign team also said the directors will compete for a spot in the Best Picture nominees as well as technical categories, including Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu.
In an interview with Mint earlier this year, the actor opened up about his future aspirations after the success of RRR. While a Hollywood movie could certainly be on the cards in the near future, the filmmaker had disclosed that his priority was “telling Indian stories to the rest of the world”.
The filmmaker, who is next set to direct Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in an action-adventure film shot across the world, also explained that he plans to make a film about the Mahabharat epic.