The Baahubali franchise has an amazing star cast which will live with us forever. This movie has become a part of the prestigious history of Indian cinema, all thanks to the terrific vision of SS Rajamouli. With actors like Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and others dedicating almost five years of their lives to the magnum opus, shows how commendable these artists are towards their craft.
We have heard a lot about the lead Prabhas and the main antagonist Rana. Coming to Anushka, the talented actor is part of the South film industry for more than a decade. Her role as a beautiful warrior named Devasena has made fans awestruck by her beauty and her acting prowess.
Now, let us take a look at some of the lesser known facts of the talented actor:
1. Real Name
Anushka Shetty’s real name is Sweety Shetty and she changed it after entering the film industry. Rajamouli still calls her by her original name and took to his Twitter page to share a sweet message for her. He tweeted, “Sweetu…thank u so much for ur contribution to Baahubali. I believe all your fans will be even more enthralled with your presence in Part2.”
2. Yoga Instructor
Before venturing into films, Anushka was a yoga instructor. She took her training under ace yoga instructor Bharat Thakur (husband of actress Bhumika Chawla).
3. Gaining weight for the film.
For one of her films titled Size Zero, Anushka gained about 20 kilos for the role. She took it as a challenge to gain weight instead of wearing a fat suit in the film.
4. Wants to work with Prabhas again
Anushka and Prabhas have worked in movies namely Mirchi, Billa, Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. During a Facebook Live chat, Anushka expressed that she wants to work with Prabhas again and again. Talking about her toughest challenge in Baahubali 2, Shetty said, “The toughest challenge for me was to play the love interest of Amarendra Baahubali and also the mother to Mahendra Baahubali. But for Rajamouli, I would not have been able to pull off this challenge.”
5. Remuneration for Baahubali
Anushka received a whopping amount of INR 5 crore for her role as Devasena in Baahubali.