Sumita Chakraborty lists down 10 little nuggets about the blockbuster Bahubali which very few people know about.
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Did you know that not only the nation, even globally there is this humungous craze over the blockbuster Bahubali? No wonder, it’s done over 1000 crores business world-wide over, in fact, so much more than any of the Khans put together have managed to achieve. But it is a fact that Bahubali today even globally is being listed as the Number 2 film in the box office success’ world wide over surpassing even top Hollywood films.
Here’s listing 10 unknown facts about Bahubali and the Bahubali superstars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamanah Bhatia and more, along with director Rajamouli. Some are known but there are other facts which are new and extremely interesting.
1. Did you know both Prabhas and Rana Daggubati didn’t sign a single film after they signed Bahubali? In fact, Prabhas had even refused a 5 crore endorsement deal just so that he could focus on Bahubali. Both these stars believed in director Rajamouli’s vision and stood by it till the end.
2. The craze for Bahubali is so maniacal that even the great Madam Tussauds in London had to include Prabhas’ wax statue on public demand. Supposedly Prabhas is the only South star to be in the august company of top superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan.
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3. Supposedly, Baahubali actually started as a risky deal. It was actually a do or die situation for the makers of the film. They had put in all their resources and if Baahubali hadn’t been such a stupendous success, they all would have been bankrupt.
4. Prabhas incidentally is a very close friend of Rajamouli. And the first person Rajamouli thought for the role of Baahubali was Prabhas, of course. When Rana was asked if he felt a little insecure as Prabhas and Rajamouli were such good friends, Rana said, “No way! Rajamouli is a passionate man. And he would never compromise with his vision. So I was sure that if he made Prabhas a super hero, he would make me a super villain too.” Which he did! And the rest was history.
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5. Did you know Rana actually has impaired vision? He can see from one eye and the other eye is a false one. But that hasn’t bothered him too much. As he is one of the most charismatic stars today. Not much is known why Rana’s eye was impaired but somebody in the know did say that he had a tumour and his eye was operated on. Unfortunately, he lost vision in one eye. But does that stop him from getting the ladies, no way! Rana is a big charmer and has had many grilfriends including Trisha and a rumoured affair with Bipasha Basu.
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6. Incidentally Rana and Prabhas used to work out together and in real life too, have become very good friends. In fact, for the last three years, they have gelled so well that even while shooting they were in perfect sync with each other. They insist that there is absolutely no rivalry between them. And both believed completely in Rajamouli’s dream film. Prabhas feels it was so spectacular that he could relate to even Rana’s role while Rana avers that Prabhas’ role became so big only because it was the perfect foil for his character.
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7. Did you know Rana actually started his career behind the camera in the department of sound? Four years later, he decided to become an actor. Incidentally, films are in his blood. His dad is a famous producer and so is his grandfather.
8. Rana actually learnt his stunts from a school in the US. He is actually a big party animal. Unfortunately, his late hours costed him his fitness and he confesses he used to have a paunch and love handles. But then he changed his lifestyle and amongst the other changes he made was his fitness regime. He learnt action and stunt scenes and at the same time, toned his body to perfection.
9. Did you know that Prabhas who is now considered the most eligible bachelor in India surpassing even the ever green Salman Khan. He gets almost 1,000 proposals a day. But here’s a little secret. Prabhas is already engaged to a 22-year-old girl who is studying engineering. Incidentally, even Prabhas wanted to be an engineer at one point, lucky for his zillions of fans, he changed his mind and became an actor.
10. Tamanah Bhatia, people said, was a bit aggrieved that her role in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was snipped short. But she laughs at the rumours and insist that her role was whatever was narrated to her by the director Rajamouli. She knew what she had to do and she feels her character was responsible for the climax of the film.
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