With Baahubali’s stupendous success, the team is definitely enjoying the glory of the movie. However, not many are aware that the initial casting choices for the now iconic characters were not the ones everyone got to witness on screen.
Starting with the titular character of Baahubali, the role was offered first to Power Star Pawan Kalyan. Sources inform that director SS Rajamouli felt that Pawan Kalyan had the diction, image, body language and dialogue delivery suited for the role of Baahubali.
The actor, however, passed on the offer as he was not willing to spend so much time on one movie while he could do more in the given time.
Interestingly, Prabhas was offered Bhallaladeva’s role which later on went to Rana Daggubati. Also, the character of Sivagami was initially offered to Sridevi who demanded Rs 5 crore as remuneration and hence the role went to Ramya Krishna.