Baahubali: The Conclusion made history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian film to gross Rs 1,000 crore at the box office.
SS Rajamouli's magnum opus has been breaking records and setting new ones since the second part in the franchise released on April 28.
While there has been enough buzz around the film's collection worldwide, just how much did the star cast receive for their performances in the epic saga?
A Times Now report listed the earnings of the main actors in Baahubali: The Conclusion, that finally revealed why Kattappa killed Baahubali.
Prabhas, who plays the lead, has reportedly been paid a staggering Rs 25 crore for his role in part 2 of the franchise, the highest for any actor in the film.
The super talented actor portrays two characters in the movie- Shivudu and Amarendra Baahubali.
Prabhas committed five years to the project, not taking on any other films during this period.
Talking about the success of the film, Prabhas said, "To All My Fans, A big hug to each one of you for all the love that you'll have showered on me. I have tried my best to go through a lot of the efforts that you all have put to express your affection for me from different parts of India and even overseas. I am truly overwhelmed with everything. The journey of Baahubali has been a long one but among the few things that I will take away from this, is all of you. Lots of love back to you all."
The actor who plays Bhallaldeva received Rs 15 crore for his role in the blockbuster.
Prabhas and Rana play warring brothers who fight over the ownership of an ancient kingdom called Mahismati.
"We are like Ram and Raavan. Without these two characters, there's no Ramayan. Similarly, without Prabhas and I, there's no Baahubali. We complement each other as characters and we need each other," Rana had said in a recent interview.
Anushka (Middle) with Prabhas and Rajamouli; Baahubali/Facebook
Anushka has been paid Rs 5 crore for portraying the role of Devasena.
In the film, she essays a dual role - wife to Prabhas's character and his mother.
"I feel Rajamouli has given me a whole arc of a woman's life... from being a young girl to a woman, a mother... it's beautiful," Anushka said in an interview to a news channel.
Tamannaah plays the rebellious warrior Avanthika in the movie. She too received Rs 5 crore as remuneration.
In an interview to IANS last year, the actor had said that the most unexpected thing of her decade-long career so far had been being part of Baahubali.
"It came to me when I was going through the lowest lows of my career. After a series of failures, to be part of a project like Baahubali: The Beginning is dream-like, and it's easily the most unexpected thing of my career," Tamannaah said.
Some recent reports reveal that the actor may not be very happy with her director since he reportedly chopped off several of her scenes from Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Rajamouli reportedly cut many of her scenes as they could not be improved with visual effects.
The actor played the role of queen Sivagami in the film and has reportedly been paid Rs 2.5 crore for it.
Her role in both the parts of the franchise has been raved about by audiences and critics alike.
Thanks to the popularity of her role, a book by the name 'The Rise of Sivagami' was also released.
The man who played Kattappa got Rs 2 crore for his role.
The actor was embroiled in a controversy just prior to the release of the movie.
Pro-Kannada groups were blocking the release of the film in Karnataka over his comments on the Cauvery issue made several years ago.
Just a week ahead of the release of Baahubali - the Conclusion, Sathyaraj apologised for his comments calling Kannadigas 'dogs'.
"I would like to apologise for the statement that I had made nine years back, and would like to say that I am a small worker in Baahubali film and my comment should not affect the film," he said.
The man behind the mega blockbuster, director SS Rajamouli has reportedly been paid Rs 28 crore for helming the movie. The Times Now report also states that apart from this amount, the director will also receive one third of the profit earned by Baahubali.
In an interview to The Hindu, Rajamouli said that Baahubali: The Conclusion was the most satisfying film he had done till now. "My previous films had fewer characters and most of them were hero-centric projects. For the first time in my career, I had about seven strong characters and thereâ€™s a heroic establishment to each of them. Even if you wake me up in the middle of the night and ask how Sivagami would react to a particular situation, Iâ€™ll be firm in what I answer. No director can ever deliver whatâ€™s on his or her mind totally, but Baahubali-2 is the closest I can get in executing what I had envisaged onto the celluloid," he said.
(With IANS inputs)