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My dream is to make Mahabharata bigger than ever says SS Rajamouli

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 January 2017, 14:10 IST

It's known that the shooting of Baahubali : The Conclusion has been wrapped up last week in Hyderabad. The sequel to the 2015 SS Rajamouli blockbuster Baahubali : The Beginning stars ​Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles. Jointly produced by Shobu Yarlagadda, Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao and Prasad Devineni, Baahubali 2 also stars veteran actress Ramya Krishnan and Sathyaraj in supporting roles.

On Tuesday night, Rajamouli had expressed a desire to make a film on the epic Mahabharata bigger than before. He also added that his family including his father and cousin are an intricate part of the Baahubali series. Rajamouli's father K.V. Vijayendra Prasad wrote the story of Baahubali series while his cousin M.M. Keeravani composed the music for the same. The entire Baahubali team was in Chennai on Tuesday night to attend India Today's South Conclave event.

Speaking at the event, Rajamouli said,

"My dream has always been to do Mahabharata on a scale not attempted ever. My inspirations come from Amar Chitra Katha and other comic book stories. Even though, my family is an intricate part of Baahubali, luckily my family keeps me grounded. My father wrote the story, and my cousin has composed the hauntingly mesmerizing music.

Actual product is always going to fall short of the dreams, but human emotions stay the same across the world, and when told in an effective way, language doesn't matter, is not a barrier. Sometimes I am aware that I am putting my actors and crew in difficult situation, but I don't compromise on my visuals."

Meanwhile, KK Senthil, the cinematographer of Baahubali revealed that Rajamouli's vision is very clear throughout the film making and the maverick director told him the only competition to Baahubali 2 really has had is Baahubali 1.

"Rajamouli's vision is very clear, and the sets are always an extrapolation of his vision, a translation into reality of something forged in the fire of imagination. The discussion has always been about the 'right frame', 'getting the emotion right, how to get one step better' than the previous shot. He even said that the only competition that Baahubali 2 really has had is Baahubali 1".

Baahubali 2 is slated to be released on 28 April 2017.

First published: 13 January 2017, 14:10 IST