Probably Sridevi didn't realise that Bahubali is going to be this big when she was offered the role of Sivagami in the film. She is said to have turned down the role as the makers didn't agree to the remuneration that she was demanding. Ramya Krishnan soon got on board.
However, the media seems still intrigued about the fact that Sridevi could turn down such a pivotal role and she's asked about it at every given opportunity.
When asked about it at a recent media interaction, the actress said, "To be honest I haven't watched the film. I would like to talk about it because my saying no to the role has become a big issue. I had my own reasons. Part 1 and Part 2 of the film is already released, why are people asking me now? There are many films that I didn't do, why am I being asked about this?" she said.
Currently, the actress is busy with the promotions of her upcoming film Mom that also stars Nawazuddin Siddique and Akshaye Khanna.