Rajamouli’s Enthralling Story For Budding Players

Rajamouli tells budding players about the importance of single-mindedness and diligence to achieve success.

Visakhapatnam: After sweating it out in the sets for years together, Bahubali director Rajamouli had a playtime in the coastal city on Friday. He played badminton with budding players for a while after inaugurating Lakshya Sports Academy at Vadlapudi.

Rajamouli, after the game, told a story from the Bharatam, to the enthralling players and all those present at the occasion, much like the same way he did through Baahubali sequel.

“Arjuna replied that he could see only the eyes of the bird when Dronacharya asked him what he could see in front of him. Arjuna was single-minded. His eyes completely were set on the target. He did not even turn his eyes towards any other object, including the tree on which the bird was perched,” he said.

Adding that only those who have single-minded focus on their targets could achieve success, he implicitly revealed the real secret behind Bahubali’s spectacular success at box office.

“Diligence and focus are the two characteristics one must have to be successful in one’s life,” he told.

Rajamouli advised the badminton aspirants to practice meditation for achieving focus. His childhood friend and National Institute of Sports (NIS) trained Coach MV Murali Krishna owns the academy.

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Rajamouli Says His Next Film Will Be On Emotions

Ace Director Rajamouli who returned from a holiday trip said that his next flick will be on emotions but not with graphics.

Hyderabad: It looks like Rajamouli wants to give a break for VFX for short span. While speaking to media, Rajamouli said that his next flick will not be with graphics. He asked his father to narrate a script with full of emotions.

However, he did not disclose the name of the hero for next project. He said that hero’s name will be announced once the final script is ready.

Rajamouli’s father Vijayendra Prasad is now busy with penning script for a new role which he did not do for his son before.

Rajamouli who gave blockbuster with Baahubali 2 surprised everybody with his decision on next project as cine lovers across globe are looking for another graphical extravaganza from this director.

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First Look: Wax Statue of Prabhas At Madame Tussauds Museum

Bangkok: This is another unique record by a Tollywood actor Prabhas who became first  actor from South India to get waxed. Here is the glimpse of the statue of the actor who was immortalized in his ” Baahubali” avatar.

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Colors To Air Animated ‘Baahubali’

Colors channel is going to air “Baahubali: The Lost Legends” created by director SS Rajamouli. This is another dimension of the magnum opus.

Mumbai: Popular Hindi entertainment channel Colors has inked a deal with Arka Media, Graphic India, to air the animated version of the Baahubali. The director of the movie SS Rajamouli has already announced that the Baahubali series would continue in various forms that include the graphic format like Disney world.

After achieving a massive success with Bahubali-The Conclusion, mega director SS Rajamouli has finalized the television version of his dream venture. “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”, an animated spinoff of “Baahubali” film franchise, will soon make its debut on the small screen to enthrall viewers with the story of Baahubali, the king of fictional kingdom Mahishmati.

“‘Baahubali’ has proved to be a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema. Its success is nothing short of a case study for the Indian filmmakers. We at Colors pride ourselves for knowing the pulse of our viewers,” Raj Nayak, COO, Viacom18, said in a statement.

“Going by the ripples that this masterpiece has generated nationwide, we thought this was the right time to bring to our television audiences the folklores of ‘Baahubali’ which have been captured stunningly in this animated series,” he added.

“Baahubali: The Lost Legends” has been created by Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Arka Mediaworks.

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Our Kid Never Acted in Baahubali: Parents

There are rumours making round on the days-old baby who was held atop of the water level in a river by Ramya Krishna, while she herself was drowning, in Baahubali 2. The parents clarify.

Hyderabad: For the past few days a picture of a kid with Prabhas was circulating in social media by saying that the kid acted in Baahubali flick. The parents of the kid described the news as fake. Shot in the flick with Ramya krishna holding a day’s-old baby while drowning in the river got a superb response from the viewers. But there is a wrong perception going on in social media about the kid. The speculation ended with the clarification given by the baby’s parents.

Baby’s parents came forward on Thursday with a statement that they were close friends of hero Prabhas and met him during the shoot of Baahubali. Photo was flicked at that time which was put on Face Book and this photo went viral and few websites have been misusing it.

Baby’s mother Akshara, an IT professional, requested social media not to publish the fake news that 18 days old baby acted in the flick and it is her baby.

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Prabhas Was Almost Penniless While Shooting Baahubali, Says SS Rajamouli

Rajamouli says Prabhas made a lot of sacrifices for focusing on the shooting of Baahubali, the beginning as well as conclusion. Prabhas went penniless at one stage, says the ace director.

Hyderabad: It is highly unimaginable to think of a hero who dedicates four years of his time for a two-part film; but, the unbelievable happened while shooting for Baahubali.

Even an average hero would not prefer to commit to a single film for four years, however big that might be. But Prabhas put complete faith in Rajamouli when he instructed Prabhas not to sign any film for five years.

Standing by the word he has given to Rajamouli, Prabhas refused all the offers, cheques and monetary favours during the making of Baahubali.Thus, he became almost penniless while shooting for ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion.’ This was revealed by none other than Rajamouli, in an interview given to a popular Telugu Channel. He is quoted to have said that, “As Prabhas had three consecutive hits and producers were running after him with money, Prabhas focused on Baahubali. He instructed his manager not to demand anything from producers and take anything they give.”

Further, he said that at a point of time Prabhas fell short of money. Producers flooded his house with offers, cash and cheques and without asking anything in return, with all the developments Prabhas got nervous and called Rajamouli for an advice. I asked him to get an affidavit done, with a statement that the money doesn’t have anything with your work. But he denied the amount with the fear of repayment of huge sums. Prabhas also rejected an advertisement worth Rs. 10 crores, Rajamouli said. Saying that Prabhas doesn’t know how to lie, he added that he doesn’t even hurt anyone’s sentiments for no reason. “He does not like to see people hurt,” Rajamouli said.

Both the films were a great success. While ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ released two years ago won critical appreciation and grossed ₹ 650 crores worldwide. Now, ‘Bahubali: the Conclusion’, earned ₹ 6000 crores in just five days after its release.  With the film, Prabhas’s image as pan- Indian superstar has been established.

The dedication and commitment of SS Rajamouli and his cast, crew paid off finally with the thumping success of the film. The film broke almost all records and made every Telugu proud.

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‘Baahubali’ has one month for promotions

Hyderabad: Generally for the accountants and commercial establishments, March 31 will be the financial year ending and a new financial year starts on April 1. However, for the Indians, especially the Telugus, the month is going to be the Bahubali month as SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Bahubali-2 (The Conclusion) is all set for release on April 28. Though the film is slated for release by the end of the month, the Bahubali team has plans to hold publicity hungama throughout the month.

If you move any Telugu film lover, he starts talking about Bahubali and the trailer or the audio launch/pre release function was held in such a way which is like a never before or never after mode. The expectations rose to sky high and no other director could meet such high expectations except Rajamouli. The entire film industry in India, be it Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, Mollywood or Sandalwood, everyone is treating as if the film is theirs. For the first time, the film is expected to collect not less than Rs 1,000 crore or even higher.

Even the publicity of the film is also at that range. By the time the film is released, almost all the exams will be over and all the students would be free and not only in the Telugu states, but across the globe, the first week’s price range is going to be much higher. If sources are to be believed, the Bahubali-2 (The Conclusion) would cross the Bahubali (The Beginning) collection in less than three days. Moreover, there are no big film releases in the near future. So undoubtedly the film would remain the number 1 across India in the first week collections, the record which can’t be erased even by Rajamouli once again. After the release of the film, Rajamouli could be considered the top-most director of the entire Indian film industry.

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IT sleuths raid Baahubali producers’ homes

  • Tollywood shocked and jittery

Hyderabad: Tollywood went into jitters as the Income Tax authorities raided the residences and offices of the producers of multi-crore mega block buster Telugu film Baahubali on Friday evening in the wake of demonitization to unearth black money.

In a lightning move, the IT authorities swooped on the residences and offices of Shobha Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, producers of Baahubali, the Telugu film which created a record the world over when it was released early this year. Starring Prabhas, Tamanna and Anushka Shetty besides Rana Daggubati, the film created a sensation and set new standards in all aspects of film production.

Soon after demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, the IT authorities focused their attention on traders, jewellery shops, money changers, hawala operators, etc as news spread that profiteering and tax evasion was continuing unabated through dubious methods like converting cancelled currency notes in illegal manner.  The raids were launched in various parts of the country. As part of the move to unearth stashed cash and also detect evasion of taxes, the IT sleuths seemed to have focused their attention on the film industry.

The simultaneous raids on the houses and offices of the producers of Baahubali have sent shockwaves in the film fraternity in Tollywood. Apart from the producers, the IT officials are also expected to focus their attention on some other important persons connected with the film. The searches were still going on at the time of reporting.


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