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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 11:12 IST

SS Rajamouli to cast Indonesian actress in his next with Mahesh Babu?

SS Rajamouli has reportedly screen tested an Indonesian actress for his upcoming film with superstar Mahesh Babu.

SS Rajamouli and Mahesh Babu
SS Rajamouli and Mahesh Babu | Image:X
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SS Rajamouli and Mahesh Babu's film has been one of the most-anticipated films of the year as it will be Rajamouli's first project after the success of his film RRR starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan. While there have been many updates about the film doing the rounds on the internet, latest buzz suggest that the filmmaker is planning to cast a non-Indian actress opposite Mahesh Babu. 

Rajamouli to cast Indonesian actor in his next?

According to 123Telugu, Rajamouli has locked an Indonesian actress Chelsea Islan as the female lead in his film with Mahesh Babu. The report also suggested that the ace filmmaker has even screen-tested the actress a few days ago. Although, the news has not been officially confirmed by the filmmaker, it is being said that Rajamouli has roped in a top casting agency in the US and that Chelsea has been cast through them.

What do we know about Chelsea?

Chelsea is an America born Indonesian actress, who rose to fame for her role in the popular sitcome Teangga Masa Gitu. The show aired from the year 2014 to 2017. She has also won four consecutive Indonesian Choice Awards for Actress of the Year from 2015 until 2018.

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What more do we know about Rajamouli-Mahesh Babu project?

In one of the promotional events in the USA for RRR, SS Rajamouli had opened up about his next project with Mahesh Babu, calling it a globetrotting adventure. The film was said to be releasing in September, the buzz also was that Bollywood star Deepika Padukone will play the leading lady. The film will reportedly be shot in several locations including Africa and more or less inspired from the film Indiana Jones.

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Currently, Mahesh Babu is gearing up for the release of his film Guntur Kaaram with Sreeleela. 

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 23:51 IST

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