SS Rajamouli is an honorable man and there is no denying that. RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli, received international recognition with prestigious awards. The film’s song Natu Natu won a Golden Globe, and RRR has now been honored with the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Foreign Film.
Not only this, the MM Kiravani composition also won the Critic’s Choice Award for Best
Song. However, amid the celebrations, a throwback video of the RRR event in Mumbai has gone viral on social media. In it, Karan Johar is seen expressing his disappointment – albeit in a light vein – over SS Rajamouli’s decision not. To involve him in the Hindi version of the film.
Karan Johar hosted the Hindi versions of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. But SS Rajamouli chose Penn Studios’ Jayantilal Gada as the host for RRR.
At the event, Karan Johar asked SS Rajamouli why he didn’t give him the rights for the Hindi version, even though he had backed his previous two films. SS Rajamouli jokingly responded that Dharma Productions made a lot of money from the two Baahubali films, but gave him nothing in return.
To present the Hindi version of RRR, SS Rajamouli said, “I asked you to host the film Baahubali. You made crores
with it. So, when a producer Making so much money, normally as a director, I expect some gift, sir. And what did you give me? You called for your talk show. You gave me a phone and a bluetooth speaker and you asked for RRR Hindi rights.”
Karan Johar then joked that he probably can’t reveal how much he earned from hosting the film Baahubali.
SS Rajamouli then added that Jayantilal Gada and producer DVV Danaiah have promised him some lavish gifts. The filmmaker told Karan Johar, “Sir, look at Jayantilal sir. He promised me a
sea facing flat in Bandra after RRR became successful. Right next to your house,” adds. “You will be shocked to know what my producer D.V.V. Danaiah has promised me… for an acre of land in Jubilee Hills,” referring to a luxury locality in Hyderabad.
Asked what Ram Charan and Jr NTR gave to SS Rajamouli, the director said that they gave him their love. In this context, Karan Johar said, “What do you want to say, sir! I love you so long but you still have material things from me.”
RRR stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR in lead roles. The film has Alia Bhatt, Shriya Sharan and Ajay Devgn in important roles.