The ‘Baahubali’ series have created history and it’s hard for us to believe that there will ever be a movie like this. SS Rajamouli’s magnum Opus ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has broken all the records and has raised the bar for all the upcoming movies.
The success of this movie is the combined effort of the actors and the makers of the movie. Rajamouli has chosen the actors perfectly for the movie’s roles and it’s really difficult for us to imagine any other actor playing the same role.
But the truth is, SS Rajamouli wanted to cast Sridevi for the role of Sivagami instead of Ramya Krishnan.
Ramya Krishnan has done justice with her character in the movie. With her expressive eyes, confidence, and strong dialogue delivery, Ramya made the performance so indelible. Agreed, Sridevi is an amazing actor but it’s really difficult to imagine her in the queen of Mahishmati’s avatar.
If reports are to be believed, director Rajamouli had approached Sridevi through director Raghavendra Rao. But the actress reportedly demanded 6 crore for the role which was finally offered to Ramya Krishna. Ramya charged 2.5 crore for the same movie and gave her best to make it a hit!
Looks like Sridevi’s absence from the ‘Baahubali’ series didn’t make any difference. We love the movie to moon and back and it has already broken hundreds of historic records worldwide. It was Sridevi’s bad luck that she couldn’t become a part of such successful movie!