Can’t think of anyone playing Baahubali other than Prabhas

Bengaluru : The producer of the blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ film series today said he cannot imagine any other actor than Prabhas to play the character of Amarendra Baahubali because the script was written keeping him in mind.

“As I said, I haven’t thought beyond him and the character was written keeping him in mind. We never approached anyone else, contrary to what some news reports say,” Shobu Yaralagadda told PTI.

Asked to compare Baahubali with the 1975 iconic Hindi movie Sholay, he said both movies are similar in that the directors had a vision beyond the confines of what was achieved till that date in Indian cinema.

They had the audacity and the talent to execute it and deliver blockbusters, he said.

Asked if he is sad that he would not be making Baahubali-3, Yaralagadda said: “Really not thinking of Baahubali 3.”

But the team is doing many things around the cinematic character like animated series, TV series, games and other things, he said.

He said the team was very sure that Baahubali 2 would do better than the first part due the emotional content in the movie and the resolutions left open in the first film.

Asked about the character he liked the most in the films, he said his choice would be Amarendra Baahubali.

“Generally, I liked all the main characters as each had something unique about them. But if I have to choose one it would be Amarendra Baahubali for his values and courage to uphold them at any cost,” he said.

Asked if there were any plans to make an epic on real-life stories or reel-real life stories like Lage Raho Munna Bhai, he said if the story is good and excites his team, they are open for it.