South India actor, Ram Charan and Jr NTR, who were recently seen together in the lead roles of SS Rajamouli’s RRR, have known each other for several years. However, despite being part of rich family legacies and actors, Ram Charan and Jr NTR had a three-decade-long rivalry among their families. However, they were seen in the popular film, RRR and played exceptional characters on-screen. Now, in a recent interview, Ram Charan opened up about the family rivalry.
Ram Charan on his family’s rivalry with Jr NTR’s family
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ram Charan was asked whether SS Rajamouli wanted to showcase his family rivalry to that with Jr NTR. To this, Ram mentioned that the concept of showing the real-life rivalry between the actor on-screen wouldn’t have been wrong as the lead actors also had an initial smash between them. However, there isn’t any competition between the two stars in their real lives and their rival families. Elaborating more on this, Ram said:
“Now that I’m thinking about it, yeah. Probably. Why not? I don’t think there’s any reason not to think that, but Mr. Rajamouli also wanted to share our very real bond off-screen during the scenes where we’re not rivals. I always had some apprehension that there would be competition about who’s going to do better and everything, but the professional rivalry never came into the picture between us.”
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Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s families’ rivalry of more than three decades
Popular actor, Jr NTR is the son of actor-cum-politician, Nandamuri Harikrishna and grandson of veteran star and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, NT Rama Rao. On the flip of the coin, Ram Charan is the second-generation actor where his father, Chiranjeevi and uncles, Nagendra Babu, Pawan Kalyan, and Allu Aravind are veterans in the film industry. Ram Charan’s cousins, including Allu Arjun, Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Niharika Konidela, Allu Sirish and Panja Vaisshnav Tej are also prominent names in the film industry. Moreover, Ram Charan’s maternal grandfather, Allu Ramalingaiah was a Padma Shri awardee. However, due to politics, there was a 30-35-year-old arch-rivalry between families until the latest generation of Ram Charan and Jr NTR ended that with their friendship.
When Ram revealed how he and Jr NTR was bored of their family rivalry
Earlier, during their visit to Los Angeles due to the Golden Globes, Ram Charan and Jr NTR were asked how their family’s rivalry was changed into the friendship between the duo. In an interview with Los Angeles Times, Ram Charan mentioned that since both of them have become bored with the 3-generations-long rivalry, this brought them closer. Ram had shared:
“The whole concept of having a rivalry brought us together. The only path we could take was friendship because we were bored of news of rivalry for more than three decades.”
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When Jr NTR shared his bond with Ram Charan is “simple physics”
Further, Jr NTR was asked to open up about his bond with Ram. To this, Jr NTR mentioned how they complement each other and revealed a few secrets about them. For the unversed, initially Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s relationship was not good. Later, the ice-breaking moment between them happened when they had gone for a practice session for a celebrity cricket match several years ago in Hyderabad. Explaining the duo’s current bond, Jr NTR had revealed:
“It’s simple physics. Opposite poles attract. Charan gets attracted to what he doesn’t have in him. And I get attracted to what I don’t attain in myself, so we look up to each other. It’s a support system. We complement each other, and we can share a few secrets that will never get out.”
What do you think of Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s decision to leave behind the three-decades-long rivalry and take forward their friendly relationship? Let us know!
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