Some noted Bollywood media houses have now published stories saying that Prabhas was not the original choice to essay Baahubali but Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan was. It was added that Rajamouli signed Prabhas only after Hrithik rejected the project.
Refuting the reports, Rana Daggubati who essayed the character of Bhallaladeva said that Prabhas was on board even before the film’s script was finished. “Rajamouli asked his father Vijayendra Prasad to pen a powerful and larger than life subject for Prabhas and that’s how Baahubali story took birth,” revealed Rana.
Rajamouli also said the same on numerous occasions when asked about why he cast Prabhas as Baahubali. Interim, the phenomenal run of Baahubali across the world continues with a gross of more than 1300 crore.