Hyderabad: Critically acclaimed director SS Rajamouli has slammed the reports that he has roped in actress Shruti Hassan for his upcoming movie Bahubali starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty in leads. The ace Tollywood filmmaker says that it is a false news and he has not approached the actress.
It was being rumoured recently that SS Rajamouli has cast Shruti Hassan for his next period movie Bahubali and she will play the second lead in the film. Soon after he read the news on a movie portal, the director took to his Twitter page to clarify it. He tweeted, "shruthi hassan being roped in to act in baahubali is false news.We haven't approached her for any role."
Bahubali is a much-anticipated movie and several speculations are being made about it ever since SS Rajamouli announced it. The director has clarified many of them and a few rumours are yet to be cleared. They are: Arka media is producing this film with a whopping budget of Rs 100 crores; Prabhas will appear in a brand new avatar and he will be seen sporting beard.
However, Bahubali is currently in the pre-production stage. Prabhas and Anushka Shetty will play the lead roles, while Rana Daggubati appears as Prabhas' brother, which is a negative role. Now, the lead cast is undergoing training in martial arts and horse riding. MM Keeravani is scoring music for the film, which is likely to hit the floors in the mid of April, 2013.