As we all know, Baahubali is one of the most successful and expensive films of recent times. Released in two parts, this juggernaut was shot on a mega budget and managed to set the BO on fire while creating new records along the way. During a recent interaction with with some students at the British Film Institute, producer Shobu Yarlagadda revealed how the film ended up being shot on such a huge budget.
“It didn’t start out like 450 crores (laughs). If it did start out that way, we wouldn’t have started the project. But, the thing is, we wanted to do it on a large scale canvas with a big budget, and we were prepared for it. You can’t stop in between when you know the results when you are seeing the output, and when you know it is going to be a one of a kind film. That kept us going. For the first part, definitely yes, there was a risk in investing in the project; you are afraid, but you have to put it aside and keep going, thinking its all or nothing, “he added.
For the uninitiated, ‘Baahubali 2’ hit screens this April almost two years after the release of the first part, With in no time, it managed to impress fans and critics alike and became a phenomena. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the Baahubali saga established Prabhas as an internationally recognisable star and the next big thing in Telugu cinema. Besides Prabhas, it also featured Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in the lead.
Meta: Baahubali features Prabhas in a dual role while Rana plays the villain.