With the global success of Baahubali franchise, SS Rajamouli has become the most favorite director for producers who can invest hundreds of crores to make prestigious projects on their banners. Although Rajamouli is currently holidaying in the UK, he seems to be in regular touch with scores of filmmakers for a collaboration for his immediate next project.
Noted Tollywood producer DVV Danayya is said to be the frontrunner to produce the immediate next project of Rajamouli. It is heard that the top director has some time ago committed to do a film for him and respecting that agreement, the Baahubali director is likely to do a film for him. Senior Tollywood producer KL Narayana of Durga Arts is also in line as he also has struck an agreement with Rajamouli in the past.
Interim, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who is one of the reasons for the historic success of Baahubali's Hindi version, is reportedly pressuring Rajamouli to direct a multilingual action film for his Dharma Productions. The producers of Baahubali are also on the tail of Rajamouli, requesting him to direct another film for them.
Rajamouli maintains very close association with all of them but he can't direct a film for them all at once. Clarity is expected to come once Rajamouli is back from vacation.