Surprise: Satyaraj was Not Rajamouli’s First Choice As Kattappa

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MohanlalMove over from the reports of Sridevi rejecting Sivagami character and Sonam Kapoor turning down the role of Avantika, we have the news on possibly the biggest rejection that Rajamouli had to face when he was in search of his principle cast of Baahubali.

Latest reports in media circles suggest that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal was the first choice of Rajamouli to play the loyal Kattappa in Baahubali.
Mohanlal rejected the role as he couldn’t allot the bulk dates sought by the ace Telugu filmmaker. Rajamouli may not have any complaints as Sathyaraj played the role to perfection. But, if Mohanlal had essayed the same character, the impact would have mightier.

Buzz also is that Nayanthara was the first choice to essay Devasena. Rajamouli reportedly settled with Anushka only after the film was rejected by Nayan.