Baahubali director SS Rajamouli has now become one of the top filmmakers in India after the magnificent success of his magnum opus. His vision and conviction for any film that he works on makes him the most successful director in Telugu cinema. He is one of the few directors in South Indian cinema who does not have a flop in his almost two-decade career. However, Rajamouli does have few things that he doesn’t like to boast of.
His 2007 release Magadheera was a humongous hit in the history of Telugu cinema till then and won him huge accolades. The Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal starrer film smashed some unbeatable records in Tollywood and made some supreme collections. However, Rajamouli was not happy with one aspect of the film. In a recent interview, Rajamouli revealed that Magadheera was marketed incorrectly that it had completed 100 day, when it actually did not.
“Producer Allu Aravind and I had an understanding that we will not inflate the numbers for Magadheera, like other actors’ films were being done in the industry back then. We wanted to put a stop to it and decided that Magadheera will be film that we stop doing that with. But after the film became a hit, the makers started marketing that it completed 100 days in numerous theatres. I didn’t like that and confronted Allu Aravind about this. Aravind said that he didn’t want to do it as well, but there was pressure from the fans. And I could understand his situation. But I didn’t like endorsing wrong calculations and I told Aravind that I will not attend the 100 days function,” said Rajamouli in that interview.
Despite scaling such heights in terms of success, living by honest principles is commendable.