In the last five years, take a guess at how many movies Prabhas has done? well, let’s tell you only one and that is Baahubali. Yes, hard to believe but that’s the level of commitment the Telugu star has given SS Rajamouli’s magnum Opus. Owing to this kind of dedication, SS Rajamouli has gifted him iconic armour. In an earlier interview SS Rajamouli had been gushing about Prabhas and his loyalty. “Show me one actor who can spend more than three years on a character he believes in. Prabhas and I became very close after we worked together for the first time in Chatrapathi, and we used to spend a lot of time together. Thank you Prabhas for being my friend,” he said, adding, “I can’t think of anyone else for Bahubali but Prabhas.” We second that Rajamouli! Can’t imagine anybody else but Prabhas playing Baahubali! In fact, we can say the same for other characters as well! “When I decided to make the film on such a grand scale, I knew the kind of commitment was needed for this canvas. Even before I discussed the story with Prabhas, he was already in it.” the director further added.
During these 5 years, Prabhas had to essay two characters Amarendra Baahubali and Shivudu. He went through two major transformation for both of them. He bulked up to 105kgs from his original body weight of 82 kgs to play the part of Amrendra Baahubali and brought down to 88kgs to portray the role of Shivudu. He also maintained his long locks for all these years. Phew! That’s some commitment!
The film is all set for a worldwide release on 28th April in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. The film also stars Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia among others. The movie has been produced by Media ARKAWORKS. The film has already raked in Rs 400-500 crore as part of its theatrical rights, satellite rights and merchandise.
Baahubali: The Conclusion is the second instalment of the Baahubali series. The first part Baahubali: The Beginning received wonderful response at the box office. Along with Prabhas, Baahubali 2 also features Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan and Sathyaraj in prominent roles. The movie is slated to release on April 28.
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