Much before Baahubali was launched, Rajamouli announced
that he would need to cast a large number of new actors. He even
requested people to send applications for the same. On Sunday, the
director tweeted, "Over The last month, short listed about 2000
applicants and asked them to attend auditions. Surprisingly, half
of them didn't turn up.. After auditions, I selected about 50 guys
and started training. After 2 days half of them
SS Rajamouli continued, "Short listing 2000 ppl from 13000 was a
daunting task.. We just couldn't handle more, so had to block..
Apologies there. Some resent saying they don't get opportunities
even though they are talented and hard working. But you should
understand that ‘suitability' is of paramount importance when it
comes to casting. That doesn't mean talent and HW are less imp. We
need all three to do justice2the film. (sic)"
Baahubali is going to be another 'big' project in the career of Rajamouli after Magadheera and Eega. The film will be produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni. MM Keeravani will compose music for the film, which will also have cinematography by KK Senthil Kumar. It is expected to hit the floor very soon.