After the huge success of SS Rajamouli’s big hit “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” at the worldwide box office, everyone including controversial director Ram Gopal Varma wondered as to why actress rejected Sivagami role?
Baahubali film released in April 2017 shattering all box office records set by previous Bollywood blockbusters in India and is still going a big hit in its 6th week.
The film is fast racing towards Rs 1,700 crore collection at the worldwide box office even as it is yet to release in “China.”
Ramya Krishnan was not the first choice for Sivagami role….!!
The first actress who was offered the iconic Baahubali’s role in the film is actress” Sridevi Boney Kapoor”.
INSTEAD, CHOOSE TO PLAY IN “PULI”!!
The MOM actress rather rejected the offer and chose another lead queen’s role in a Tamil drama film, “Puli”, that failed and turned out to be a box office blunder.
But everyone wanted to know the reason behind the rejection of such a great offer….!!
She kept avoiding this question for a long time but finally, Sridevi broke the silence about it while making the promotion of her upcoming film MOM.
The media reports said that Sridevi turned down the role because the Baahubali directors were not ready to meet her demands of a hefty remuneration.
HERE IS THE REASON BEHIND THE REJECTION!!
According to the reports, The English Vinglish actress Sridevi charged an amount of Rs 6 crores which the filmmakers couldn’t agree, whereas Ramya played the character for Rs 2.5 crores.
When she was questioned as to why she turned down the Baahubali film, she said:
“Another actress played that character and both the versions of the films were released and became a big hit. Now, what’s the point in speaking about it?”
Well, maybe she has a strong point. Baahubali became the biggest ever film epic for Indian cinema and we loved all the performances of the actors that have put a lot of efforts in the film.