During a recent interaction with a leading daily, actress Sridevi opened up about her rumoured rift with SS Rajamouli and said that he does not hold any grudges against him. She went on to add that the whole incident is in the past now.
“I don’t hold any grudges and I don’t even believe he (Rajamouli) can talk like that. What is in the past, is in the past. The roles I don’t play are irrelevant to me. It is important for me to find new challenges as an actor,” she added.
Well that is quite a mature response and could go a long way in settling the matter. In case you did not know, Sridevi was the original choice for the role essayed by Ramya Krishnan in Baahubali. However, things did not work out.
Shortly thereafter, rumours of Sridevi demanding Rs 6 crores for Baahubali began doing the rounds. To make matters worse, around the same time, Rajamouli said that he was lucky that Sridevi had refused his offer. These developments, apparently, hurt the ‘Last Empress’ a lot. In fact, she even told a Telugu channel that she was shocked by these remarks.
“I saw a Rajamouli interview and I was shocked and hurt by it. I have heard about Rajamouli, he is a calm and dignified person. I have seen his movie Eega and was very happy to work with him. He is a great technician but the way he spoke about the issue made me feel very sad,” she had added.
Well, now that the issue is a thing past, it will be worth watching whether SS Rajamouli and Sridevi come together in the future.