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'HanuMan' Director Prasanth Varma Reveals He Used To Hate SS Rajamouli; Here's Why

In an interview, Prasanth Varma recalled trying to work with director SS Rajamouli during his Engineering days. He is currently basking in the success of his recently released film, 'HanuMan'.

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'HanMan' director Prasanth Varma is currently basking in the success of his recently released film. The mythological superhero film is minting moolah at the box office. In a recent interview, Prasanth revealed that he used to hate SS Rajamouli. Read on to know why.

Prasanth who once said in an interview that he took inspiration from SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' for 'HanuMan' has now revealed that he once 'hated' him.

In an interview with Indian Express, Varma recalled trying to work with the 'Baahubali' director during his Engineering days. He said, "I desperately made several attempts to reach out to him to ask if I could join him as an assistant director. I used to send him emails and messages on Twitter requesting the same. He was very sweet and told me that his team was already full. I used to hate him, thinking about why he was not taking me in despite me being so talented and hardworking."

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However, Prasanth referred to himself as Eklavya to Rajamouli. He said, "But, at the same time, it’s like Ekalavya’s story. Since Dronacharya couldn’t take him as his disciple, he (Ekalavya) learnt on his own by observing everything from a distance. The same was the case with me. I learnt everything by watching his films, their making videos, and how Rajamouli does stuff."

Recently, Prasanth Varma took to his X account (formerly known as Twitter) to announce 'HanuMan' sequel. The next instalment is titled 'Jai Hanuman'. To note that, 'HanuMan' marks the beginning of the Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe (PVCU). The Telugu-language superhero film, written by Prashanth Varma is set in the fictional village of Anjanadri.

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'HanuMan' stars Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Vinay Rai in the lead roles. 

On Day 15, the film made an estimated Rs 150.4 crore net at the Indian box office.

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