Gunashekar, the director of the forthcoming film, ‘Rudramadevi’ has revealed how Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ helped his movie. Gunashekar says, “When Ilayaraja sir heard the story of Rudhramadevi, he was spellbound. He was surprised how such a great story of a queen, who ruled a kingdom for 40 years, is little known to Indians and suggested a Tamil distributor to hear the story. He liked it and bought the rights. Even Malayalam distributor was very impressed with the story. But the credit goes to Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ for opening market for ‘Rudhramadevi’ in Bollywood. Because after that film released, they (Reliance Entertainment and Abhishek Pictures ) have shown interest on Rudramadevi, as it is also a historical film. After hearing the story, they were very impressed and bought the Hindi rights”, Gunasekhar said.
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