SS Rajamouli on Sridevi turning down Baahubali: I regret talking about it publicly

Sridevi was the original choice for the role essayed by Ramya Krishnan in Baahubali.

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How did Rajamouli miss that aspect in Baahubali 2?

During a recent chat with a leading daily, director SS Rajamouli said that he regrets talking about the Sridevi-Baahubali issue in public. He went on to add that he has tremendous respect for the ‘Last Empress’ and considers her to be the flag-bearer for Southern Cinema in Mumbai.

“One thing is for sure, I shouldn’t have discussed the details on a public platform. That’s a mistake. And I regret it. I have huge respect for Srideviji as a flag-bearer of the southern film industries in Mumbai for many years. I wish her all the best,” he added.

In case you did not know, Sridevi was originally offered the role of Sivagami in Baahubali. However, she turned it down and the role went to Ramya Krishnan. Some time ago, Rajamouli had said he was ‘lucky’ that she refused to be a part of his magnum opus. These comments did not go down too well with the actress. A few days ago, she told a Telugu channel that was deeply hurt by the filmmaker’s comments. Moreover, she lashed out at reports of her demanding Rs 10 crores from the makers of ‘Baahubali’.

“There are rumours that I asked about Rs 10 crore for the role, including an entire floor in a hotel and 10 flight tickets etc. I have been in the industry for about 50 years and acted in more than 300 films. Do you think I could have accomplished all of this by making such demands?” she had added.

It will be worth watching if she reacts to SS Rajamouli’s latest comments.

    Anonymous

    so cool dude this guy is a legend. i love my mom too.

    Anonymous

    ,,,,

    Anonymous

    Hats off to this man!

    Anonymous

    Don’t regret anything Raj sir. We need to know the internals of the movie making (wink wink).
    Sri must have gotten $8 crore for mom…shady and sucky movie which had her in every frame!!

    Anonymous

    REally Appreciate Rajamouli for admitting his mistake..How many in bollywood can ever admit their mistakes ? The reason for his Success today is ‘HUMILITY”..

    Anonymous

    SS Rajamouli plz cast Sara Ali Kkan in baahubali 3

    Anonymous

    Rajamouli is such a gentleman. He spoke the truth but still regrets since it hurts someone. Karan Johar needs to learn a lot from Rajamouli on how to shut up and not go on and on about Kajol, Kangana and all the others whom he drags into mud.

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