Ever since BAAHUBALI 2 has hit the silver screens the buzz surrounding it doesn’t seems to die down any time soon. First we heard stories regarding how Prabhas gave 5 years of his life for this film and received 6000 marriage proposals!
Now stories about how Ramya Krishnan was not the first choice for the role of Sivagami in the film. The first choice for this role was in fact Sridevi.
Reportedly Sridevi was interested in taking up this project initially but later refused it as the makers didn’t agree to fulfill her remuneration demands. Apparently Sridevi demanded a whopping 6 crore for the role of Sivagami whereas Ramya was paid 2.5 crore.
Nevertheless we are glad that Sridevi refused this role because we are quite sure that no one could have done justice to the powerful character of Sivagami the way Ramya did.
Interestingly, director SS Rajamouli was quoted saying in a leading daily as, “I don’t know what went into my head when I considered other actresses for Sivagami’s role. I feel ashamed I did that.”
Mr. Rajamouli we totally agree with you on this.