Earlier there was news that, actress Sridevi was approached to play the role of Sivagami in the Baahubali series, but that did not come through and the role eventually landed up in Ramya Krishnan’s lap.
While everyone will agree as to how perfect Krishnan proved to be for her role, the reports about Sridevi acting pricey for the film certainly made us feel sad.
The actress, who is now gearing up for her next release, Mom in July, is currently busy promoting the movie. During the same, she was asked about not being able to be a voice of the magnum opus Baahubali and her response was a shocker of sorts.
In an interview, she added, “I was shocked and hurt by his interview. Rajamouli is a calm and dignified person. I was very happy to work with him. But, the way he spoke about the issue made me feel very sad.”
As per the report, it was Sridevi’s tantrums such as asking for 6 Crores and also calling the shots on having fancy shooting locations that set off the makers against her.
Lecturing about the same, she added, “People would have sent me packing if I was like that. I don’t cognize if the producer wrongly told Rajamouli that I got all these demands, but it is not in good taste to talk like this.”
Well, hopefully, this was one big miscommunication between Sridevi and Rajamouli and we would surely want the couple to play together in the hereafter. For those not in the know, Rajamouli who directed the Indian epic Baahubali series was earlier quoted saying, “After hearing a series of wishes from her (Sridevi), our team got fed up. We also believed that it would be above our budget to conform to her demands.
He continued, And so we approached Ramya Krishnan and she proved herself fantastic and we now feel, we were lucky that we dismissed the idea of having Sridevi in our film.”
Baahubali 2 starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Rana Daggubati in the lead, released in April and went on to build a business of over 1600 Crores worldwide!