Rajamouli said he will make a movie with Mahesh but there is no clarity when. Rajamouli gave a huge shock to those who had believed that Rajamouli will make a movie with Mahesh after ‘Baahubali’. He surprised everyone by announcing a film with NTR and Ram Charan. Keeping aside Mahesh, Rajamouli started a multi-starrer with these stars. At the press meet about this movie, Rajamouli was asked if it would not have been good if Mahesh had done character of Alluri Sitarama Raju. Mahesh’s father Krishna did Alluri Sitarama Raju movie and tasted success. He was asked if Mahesh’s fans would not have been happy if he was given that role in this film?.
Rajamouli, in his reply to the question, said that at one event he met Mahesh’s fans and asked if they would like to see Mahesh in Alluri’s role or in James Bond’s role and they responded saying they would like to see him in James Bond’s character rather than Alluri’s role. Rajamouli said that’s why he did not take Mahesh in #RRR. It did not look that Jakkanna really wanted to take Mahesh for the role of Alluri. He said due to lack of proper response from fans, he took NTR and Ram Charan in place of Mahesh in #RRR.