Rajamouli is baahubali
The ace filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has created history with the huge success of his magnum opus Baahubali 2 — The Conclusion. The first Indian film to gross Rs 1,000 crore within 10 days of its release. It also became the first Indian film to cross the Rs 100-cr mark in the US.
Talking about the success of Baahubali and the year, Rajamouli says, “I look at the Baahubali experience with much pleasure and gratitude. Baahubali took five years of all our lives, but I wouldn’t want to change a single moment of the experience. It was exhausting but deeply satisfying.”
But did the filmmaker expect that the two Baahubali films would acquire such a super-cult status? “When we set out to make Baahubali, we just wanted to tell a story that would appeal to the child within all of us. That was my motive and inspiration, if you want to call it that,” says Rajamouli.
Talking about his next film and what is in store next, the director says, “All I can tell you right now is that I am working on a project. I don’t want to do a costume drama or a period film next. It will be a film set in contemporary times, but hopefully as much fun to watch as Baahubali. And yes, I am making it in Telugu.”...