Director SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ shattered several records and went on to become the highest grossing Indian film. It also left the audience have been keen to know the reason behind why Kattappa killed Baahubali.
Sathyaraj, who played the role of Katappa became an overnight sensation and gained as much popularity as the hero in the film. In fact, no discussion about Baahubali is ever complete without the mention of this iconic character-Katappa.
Interestingly, what many missed is that Sathyaraj is not new to Hindi films. Much before the magnum opus Baahubali hit theatres in 2015, we saw the actor play a pivotal role in one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of the year 2013.
Perhaps you may not know that Katappa has a deep connection with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. Yes, you read right, Deepika Padukone has a deep relationship with Katappa.
Well, the actor played the role of strict father Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram of Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express. In the film, Sathyaraj is seen playing a strict father for whom power and image are everything and he doesn’t even care about his daughter’s will and wish before deciding her fate.
The actor has been a known personality in the Tamil film fraternity and has done many negative as well as lead roles in films. He has also won Best Actor Award and Best Supporting Actor Award several times at Filmfare, Vijay Award and IIFA and is also the recipient of Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award (M.G.R Award) and Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Periyar. But for the Hindi film audience, he was a revelation.