SS Rajamouli’s Father Makes Him Cry

Director SS Rajamouli who shot to global fame with his latest magnum opus RRR has opened up about his father’s latest story which made him quite emotional. Vijayendra Prasad, who is the permanent story writer for Rajamouli’s movies has jotted down a story about the RSS. SS Rajamouli opened up about the same in his recent interaction.

While speaking with The New Yorker, Rajamouli shared his thoughts on this. The director told the publication, “I, myself, am not too aware of the RSS. I have obviously heard of the organization, but I don’t know how it was formed, what its exact beliefs are, how they’ve developed, or all that. But I read my father’s script. It is extremely emotional. I cried many times while reading that script, many times. The script’s drama made me cry, but that reaction has got nothing to do with the history part of the story.”

However, the director is unsure about directing it citing reasons that he doesn’t know what it implies for society. Explaining his stance, the filmmaker said, “The script that I read is very emotional and extremely good, but I don’t know what it implies about society. I’m assuming you’re asking me; would I direct the script that is written by my father? First of all, I don’t know whether that would be possible, because I’m not sure if my father has written this script for some other organization, people, or producer. Still, as for the question, I don’t have a definite answer. I would be honored to direct that story because it’s such a beautiful, human, emotional drama. But I’m not sure about the script’s implications. I’m not saying that it would cause either a negative or a positive impact. For the first time, I’m not sure.”

Apart from Rajamouli’s movies, Vijayendra Prasad was also the story writer for Salman Khan’s Bhajrangi Bhaijaan and Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika. Some of his upcoming projects include Sita: The Incarnation, Aparaajitha Ayodhya, and Pawan Putra Bhaijaan.