Anushka Shetty played the female lead in Baahubali, which had Prabhas playing the title role. Though she had little screen space in Baahubali: The Beginning, her screen presence was much more in the sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion. However, it was Prabhas who stole the show playing the title role in both the films.
Post Baahubali, which was a phenomenal success, there have been huge expectations for Bhaagamathie, which has Anushka Shetty in the lead role. The film is touted to hit the silver screens on Republic Day this year and promos are happening in full swing.
The audio launch function of Bhaagamathie happened recently and it was well-attended by leading actors such as Suriya, Ramya Krishnan, Anushka Shetty herself, etc. Speaking at the event, its music composer S Thaman had said that while Baahubali was for Prabhas, Bhaagamathie will be for Anushka, indicating that it is a complete heroine-centric film with the lady having a meaty role to play.
Thaman also added that the background score would be the highlight of the film just as it was for Arundhathi, which was instrumental in catapulting Anushka to star status.
Talking at the audio launch, Anushka said, “I listened to the script of Bhaagamathie in 2012, almost five years back. Since I was busy shooting Baahubali and Rudhramadevi, I couldn’t allocate dates for this film immediately. Later, I had to begin shooting for Rajinikanth’s Lingaa and Size Zero. But the production house UV Creations waited till 2016 to start shooting since they trusted me with the character.”
Directed by G Ashok, the film’s Telugu version has been bankrolled by Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod, and the Tamil version by Studio Green’s KE Gnanavel Raja. The star cast of the film also includes Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sarath, Aadhi Pinisetty, Vidyullekha Raman, S Thaman and Thalaivasal Vijay. R Madhie has cranked the camera for this venture with Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao editing it.
Bhaagamathie is touted to be a historical horror thriller, in which Anushka will be seen as Bhaagamathie and Chanchala IAS. The Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu versions of the film will hit the silver screens on January 26 worldwide.