Leading man Prabhas and director S. S. Rajamouli of Baahubali: The Conclusion have an uphill task ahead. The first look of the film has been unveiled. Now begins the actual struggle to live up to the sky high expectations generated by the first film.
The reports are encouraging, at least for the producers who have apparently hiked the film’s price by nearly double.
A reliable source close to the development says, “The producers are hell bent on milking the Baahubali craze, especially since Rajamouli has declared he won’t be stretching the plot for a third film.”
Apparently Karan Johar, who bought the Hindi distribution rights to the movie, is not too enthused by the price he is being asked to pay for the sequel.
“Karan may not patronise Baahubali 2 at all. It will depend on how Ae Dil Hai Mushkil fares at the box office. At the moment he can’t afford what the producers want for the movie,” said the source.
So is Baahubali 2 going to be a victim of its own ambitions Interestingly Prabhas, the Baahubali leading man and Rana Dagubatti the film’s main antagonist have been offered no major Bollywood films post Baahubali. Sources at Yash Raj Films completely denied reports last year of Prabhas being offered Dhoom 4.
“Dhoom 4 is not even scripted yet, so where is the question of casting Prabhas or any other actor ” asks a source close to Yashraj.