In an interview to International Business Times, Bahubali actor Rana Daggubati opens up about his future films and the journey of Bahubali 2.
“I am shooting for three or four films. Currently, I am shooting for Baahubali and should wrap up my portions in about 15 days. I also just finished shooting for Ghazi and it should be ready for release early next year. The CG work for the film will be completed over the next few months. I start shooting for my Tamil-Telugu bilingual film with Kazhugu director Sathyasiva. It’s a period film with romance and Regina Cassandra plays the leading lady. Then I have a Telugu film with Teja, which is a political drama. A large slate in multiple languages! “, discloses Rana.
When asked what the audience can expect from Bahubali 2, the actor quickly retorted, “The spectacle is going to be far, far bigger than part 1. Baahubali sets up the characters, but in part 2, you’ll see more emotional drama – what happened and why. It’s more content-based and a much larger spectacle. When we made Baahubali, it was a bold move whether it was the costs or budgets and we were still a regional film. Today, Baahubali is a national film and a brand. We have been able to leverage on that and for instance, there are people who’ve worked on X-Men and 300 who are now working on Baahubali 2. There’s a lot more convenience in making this film than there was in part 1. We are really happy”.
The question that has been the buzz in the country for the past one year, Why Kattappa Killed Bahubali? was answered by Rana in a diplomatic tone. He said, ” It can’t be explained in words as to how he killed someone he was close to. It’s a traumatic scene and there’s much more to it. Well, one thing I can say is that it will be satisfying. Baahubali part 1 was a war drama and it’s the politics that happens in any war between kings”.
When asked whether he will be seen in a romantic avatar, he quipped, “No! His only love is the throne and that’s all it is. You’ll get to see the hot, younger version and the older, hotter version of Bhallaladeva though!”