The much awaited movie Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is all set to release this April. Ahead of its release, the movie’s exclusive poster in the IMAX format was launched today at INOX, R-City Mall Ghatkopar. The poster was unveiled in the presence of Mr S S Rajamouli, Director of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion; Mr Senthil Kumar, Director of Photography, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion; Mr Walt Cho, Director – Marketing & Distribution, Asia Pacific, IMAX Corporation and Mr Alok Tandon, CEO, INOX Leisure Ltd. The film, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty and Sathyaraj is slated to release on April 28, 2017.
Sumita Chakraborty finds out how much blood, sweat and tears the actors put into their characters in the grandiose film ‘Bahubali’.
Did you watch that magnum opus ‘Bahubali’? Well, if yes, you must have looked with envy at the well-toned bodies of the actors in the film. But supposedly, a lot has gone into the look of the film.
Rana’s Workout Session
For instance, South India’s biggest hottie, the sensational Rana Daggupati, is known for his well-chiselled looks. But he too had to go through a rigorous fitness regime while shooting for the film. In fact, his look was decided first and almost eight to nine months before filming this grand movie, Rana had to go through a strenuous workout and diet regime so that he could bulk up for his character Bhallala Deva, Bahubali’s main opponent. And he looked the part of the menacing mean villain to the ‘T’.
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Fit ‘n’ Fab
But for this role, he had to go through a stringent workout regimen which was tailor made for him. Rana by the way, is six feet tall weighing 95 kilos. But for this film, he had to have the bulked up yet sinewy look.
So his workout regimen started early in the morning at 6 a.m. with cardio exercises followed by strength training and weights.
He worked out twice a day.
He did exercises for his abs every day but worked out two muscles each session.
Food wise, he was taken off rice completely. But he was told to eat healthy food at all times which wasn’t a problem for Rana as he normally eats very healthy stuff.
His meals began from his breakfast which would comprise eggs, salads and carbs.
For lunch, a grilled fish and salad would suffice.
After that, he’d gorge on fruits and nuts followed by lentil soup and salads. Rana would never starve or cheat on his diet. He would steadfastly follow everything his nutritionist had chalked up for his character.
The Great Bahubali
Prabhas, the actor who played the title role ‘Bahubali’ too is a health freak. So for him to get that ‘Bahubali’ physique wasn’t a problem.
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A fan of WWE wrestlers, Prabhas was so impressed by the fitness schedule of the wrestlers that he got the entire workout equipment imported from abroad and installed a personal gym in his house.
He would regularly workout for six to seven hours. His exercise schedule would be to build up the muscles essentially.
Dietwise, Prabhas would eat 40 egg whites peppered with protein powder followed by small meals which would be essentially eating healthy.
Supposedly, he and Rana would hit the gym together at times. No wonder these two wonderful actors look a total foil to each other.
But if you think only the men had to go through a rigorous workout session, think again! Tamannah Bhatia who played Avantika, a warrior princess in the film too had a fitness schedule.
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She was supposed to lose six kilos for the movie which she did with her exercise regimen.
Her workout regimen was as stringent as the men though she didn’t have to bulk up. But it was also as strict and stringent as the others.
For Tamannah that wasn’t a problem as she loves to work out and never skips exercising. She has a personal trainer who saw her through the rigorous workout sessions for her look in ‘Bahubali’.
And her exercises comprised crunches, cardio and more.
Though she also did a lot of yoga too.
Food wise, though Tamannah confesses, she has a sweet tooth and loves ice cream – in fact, she says, “Though I didn’t cheat too often while working out for my character in ‘Bahubali’, once a while my fave sin food would be ice cream.”
But she would make up for the lapse by working out a lot.
Besides this, she’d have loads of healthy food topped with yogurt.
Water was also the only elixir she’d have in tonnes.
And over time, she got that super hot look that her character Avantika demanded.
The movie ‘Bahubali’ and now its sequel ‘Bahubali 2’ is a treat to the eyes simply because a lot of detail has gone through it. The director painstakingly explained to each of his characters the look he wanted for them. And the actors too adhered to the director’s vision and followed the brief to the ‘T’. No wonder, ‘Bahubali’ and its sequel has been heralded by one and all as a masterpiece. After all, a lot of hard work in terms of the looks and execution has gone through it. Hope we have more such visionary films come our way.