The rumour mills have been churning out reports that maverick filmmaker SS Rajamouli is trying to rope in Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt by shelling out a huge sum of money.
Reportedly, the actress is being considered to play one of the female leads in the movie which stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan as the heroes.
Alia Bhatt has been displaying her exceptional acting skills through her choice of films. Basking in the success of Gully Boy, the actress is in high demand now. However, according to the latest reports, the Dear Zindagi actress has turned down the offer.
Sources close to the actress revealed that she didn't come to this decision because of her remuneration. Reportedly, Alia's schedule is tightly-packed for the rest of the year and hence she had to forego this massive opportunity.
"She's not free at all. She has to promote her upcoming Kalank. Then, she has to be shooting for Sadak 2, followed by Takht. She also has a discussion to do a film for Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari," the source revealed. Alia's decision has put SS Rajamouli in a fix as he is back to square one. He is now hunting for heroines and the Baahubali director has to finalise the female leads as soon as possible to join the team for the upcoming schedules. The cast of RRR including Jr NTR and Ram Charan will head to Kolkatta for 45 days. Produced by DVV Danayya, this pan-Indian film is being made on a lavish budget of Rs 300 crore.