One of the greatest movies ever made in Telugu was none other than SS Rajamouli's Baahubali. It's a known fact that Rajamouli, Prabhas, Rana among others lived and breathed life into the characters in the movie. Among them, Prabhas has became India largest star with Baahubali. Currently, Prabhas fan following is the highest compared to the rest of his peers in Tollywood. Have you ever imagined any other actor other than Prabhas in the role of Baahubali? Who do you like to see? Well, we save this topic for some other day. We have another interesting news for you all.
It is hard to imagine any other actor in the roles played by Prabhas or Rana. The artistes have nailed their respective roles and made the audience sit up and take notice of them. It wouldn't be a crime if we said that no other actor could have pulled off like Prabhas and Anushka. Their sparkling chemistry is highly talked about on various social media platforms.
If sources are to be believed, Prabhas, Rana, Anushka, Ramya Krishna and Tamannaah weren't the first choice for Baahubali. Murmurs are doing the rounds that Rajamouli had approached several other actors in Bollywood for Baahubali. It is learned that they rejected it without a second thought. Probably, they now regret rejecting the magnum opus. Here are few actors’ names which were earlier considered for Baahubali—Sridevi was approached for Sivagami’s role which was essayed by Ramya Krishna. She killed it with her acting skills.
Hrithik Roshan, an actor known for his greed god looks in epic films. His performance in Jodhaa Akbar and Mohenjo Daro received immense appreciation from audience. Hrithik Roshan blindly rejected the film as he thought he had had enough of period films.
One can't ignore Rana Daggubati’s performance in Baahubali as Bhalladeva was mind-blowing. The role was supposed to be played by John Abraham, we hear. But later Rana stepped into his shoes.
Would Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor have looked great in Anushka Shetty's place? Anushka fans definitely don't agree with us. They are hooked to Anushka Shetty opposite Prabhas in Baahubali. Sonam Kapoor lost it, Anushka Shetty got it.
Did you know this? Kattappa’s role was offered to Mohan Lal. At the time, Mohan Lal’s hands were tied with multiple projects in Malayalam. The reason behind Mohan Lal’s rejection was the minimal screen space in the movie.
We aren't sure if these actors were really approached by Rajamouli for Baahubali. If you may recall, Rajamouli who appeared on national TV show Koffee With Karan clearly stated out that Prabhas is the only choice he had in mind for Baahubali. Let's wait and watch how Rajamouli is going to respond to this.