Ace director SS Rajamouli's upcoming period drama Baahubali is touted to be the biggest budget movie ever made in the Telugu film industry. It was rumoured that the film is being produced with a whopping budget of Rs 100 crore. But the latest buzz in the film nagar is that its production cost has increased by 50% with its budget crossing Rs 150 crore, which has started to worry the makers of the movie.
Baahubali starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty in the leads is produced by Shobhu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni under the banner Arka Media Works. Besides increased production cost, the duration of the film is said to have become a big headache for the producers. Initially, they had planned to release the film in two parts, but now, they are reportedly considering on condensing it into a single part.
"Till now the film's length is about five and a half hours. They have not yet decided whether to release it in two parts or as one film. If they decide to release it as one film, they will have to make a few changes and Prabhas can be seen in a dual role," Deccan Chronicle quotes a source as saying.
MM Keeravani is composing music for the songs and background score for Baahubali, while KK Senthil Kumar handles the camera work for it. The film is expected to hit screens in Summer, 2014. It is reportedly being released in 36 languages. Continue to see the photos of Baahubali in the slideshow.
Rana Daggubati As Bhallala Deva
Actor Rana Daggubati, the grandson of producer Dr Ramanaidu, is playing the role of Bhallala Deva in the film Baahubali.
Anushka Shetty As Devasena
Actress Anushka Shetty is playing the female lead in the movie Baahubali. She appears as Devasena in this mega-budget film.
Tamanna As Avanthika
Actress Tamanna Bhatia is also playing an important role in the movie Baahubali. She appears as Avanthika in the film.
Baahubali Supporting Cast
Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh are in the supporting cast of Baahubali. Sudeep, who has earlier played the villain in Rajamouli's Eega, is now making a cameo appearance in this film.