In a new interview, SS Rajamouli and Steven Spielberg discussed their projects and working styles. The Fabelmans, the latest effort from the American director, was launched in India on Friday. Rajamouli questioned Steven about certain parts in the film. Steven also expressed his thoughts on Rajamouli's Telugu film RRR, which he saw before the online discussion. In his speech, he lauded Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and Alia Bhatt's performances. Meanwhile, Rajamouli claimed that he is seldom far from the individuals closest to him. And he said he frequently collaborates with them on his film projects.
The two discussed Steven's film The Fabelmans. The film fictionalizes several major events in his own life, including his parents' divorce and how he got his start in filmmaking. The American director also discussed juggling art and family. He remarked that The Fabelmans had no villains because it was a love story. Despite the fact that it dealt with horrific events from his life, he wanted to be respectful in how his parents and three sisters were shown.
Steven Spielberg has spoken about turning down jobs throughout his career in order to spend more time with his children and wife. He revealed that he turned down the first installment of the Harry Potter film franchise in order to be with his small children as they grew up. Rajamouli stated in the video, which is available on the Reliance Entertainment YouTube channel that he does the opposite. He said, "Luckily for me, I keep my whole family in the film business. My wife, my son, my brother, my brother’s wife – everyone is along with me making movies, so I don’t miss my family."
Rama Rajamouli, Rajamouli's wife, created the costumes for most of his movies. She has worked in Magadheera (2009), Eega (2012), Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), and, of course, RRR. On his films, his father V Vijayendra Prasad is the scriptwriter. Karthikeya Rajamouli, his son, is a producer, while Kanchi Rajamouli, his brother, is also a writer. His cousins are composers MM Keeravani, who was nominated for an Oscar for RRR's Naatu Naatu this year, and Kalyani Malik.
The American director also stated that young filmmakers should speak less and listen to those who are more experienced. He asked students to seek the wisdom of elders, collaborate with them, and listen to them. He stated, "You can't make a movie like RRR without having everybody in collaboration. Where everyone feels that they are making a contribution of the best of who they are so your movie will be the best thing they've made."