Indeed it is a proud moment for the entire Tollywood and Indian Film Industry for ‘Bahubali’ and Bahubali – The conclusion’ for setting a new bench mark, and reaching an unimaginable figure of 1000 crores.
But did you know lately there has been news spread in the press about Sridevi being the first choice for the role of Sivagami.
When tried to inquire about it a source very close to the Bahubali team said, “We respect Srideviji a lot. And yes, she was the first choice for Sivagami. This was very early in the project. But when we approached her, her husband Boney Kapoor quoted a staggering fee. Plus he wanted a share of the Bahubali profits. We immediately dropped the idea, though we were very keen on casting Srideviji. Later we came to know she did a Tamil film (Puli) where she was given the fee that her husband wanted.”
The Source is extremely glad that Ramya Krishnan did the role of Sivagami. He said, “We can’t imagine anyone else playing Sivagami. And we feel it is in very bad taste for an actor to talk about a role that he or she did not do. By doing so, the actor who did the role is belittled.”