Filmmaker S S Rajamouli’s “Baahubali: The Conclusion” has turned out to be the biggest hit in the history of Indian Cinema. Earlier, it was reported that Sridevi was the first choice for the role of Sivagami. However, due to monetary differences, the role went to Ramya Krishna.
SS Rajamouli revealed that Sridevi denied doing the role because of high pay. She demanded a huge amount which Rajamouli couldn’t afford.[ecp code=”4″]
Sridevi was hurt with the Baahubali’s filmmaker’s statement and said in an interview, ” First of all, I can’t believe he (Rajamouli) would talk like that. Secondly, I am not the kind to make any kind of demands. Whatever happened with Baahubali is in the past. Why are we talking about it now? There are so many roles that I’ve turned down in the past. I think it’s highly impolite to talk about the films you don’t do.”
When DNA contacted, Rajamouli contacted, he confessed that he regrets talking about Sridevi not doing Baahubali on a public platform, “As for whose version to believe, I guess it is for people to decide. But one thing is for sure. I shouldn’t have discussed the details on a public platform. That’s a mistake. And I regret it.”
“I have huge respect for Srideviji as a flag-bearer of the southern film industries in Mumbai for many years. I wish her all the best. And I wish Mom a big success as the trailer looks very intriguing and promising.”