Was Sri Devi first choice for Sivagami's role in 'Baahubali'?

According to sources, the actor declined it for certain reasons.
Was Sri Devi first choice for Sivagami's role in 'Baahubali'?
Was Sri Devi first choice for Sivagami's role in 'Baahubali'?
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Baahubali: The Beginning released in 2015 was a massive hit and the recently released sequel, Baahubali: The Conclusion has turned out to be a colossal hit.

While the film, released on April 28, 2017, is having a glorious run at the box office, it has also earned the distinction of being the first and only Indian movie to gross Rs. 1000 crore.

The film buffs are heaping praises on the entire star cast; particularly Prabhas who played the titular role Baahubali, Rana Daggubati as Bhallala Deva, Anushka as Devasena, Tammannah as Avanthika, Sathyaraj as Kattappa, Nasser as Bijjaladeva and Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami.

Every actor in the film has lived the character that has been assigned to them which made Baahubali even more special.

But not many would be aware that Ramya Krishnan, who played Sivagami in it, was not the first choice for that role.

According to sources, Bollywood actor Sri Devi was the first choice for this particular character but the actor declined it for certain reasons.

There are also reports that Sri Devi was not too happy with the remuneration offered that she declined the role.

Well, Ramya Krishnan has proved her mettle once again by handling the role with ease.

Directed by SS Rajamouli, Baahubali is a historical epic film that has been penned by the director’s dad KV Vijayendra Prasad. MM Keeravani has composed music for this venture, which has been produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni under the banner Arka Media Works.

Released in over 9,000 screens worldwide, the film was out in about 6,500 screens in India alone. The film was released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.

Plans are on to dub the film in some foreign languages and have it release in various countries particularly Japan.

This content was provided by Digital Native.

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