"After almost one year of extensive pre-production and planning, (I'm) pleased and excited to announce the start of shooting of Baahubali from July 6," the film's producer Shobu Yarlagadda posted on his Twitter page.
This will be Rajamouli's first full-length digital film. "I shot
very few shots with digital cameras in Eega (and,
therefore) Baahubali will be my first fully digitally shot
film," posted Rajamouli on Twitter.
Even though the film will be shot in Telugu and Tamil, it will
be released in Hindi, Malayalam and a few foreign languages
Rajamouli also clarified that the film is not being made in
IMAX. "(I'm hearing) lots of rumours regarding Baahubali being shot
on IMAX cameras. No, we are not! We are using Arri Alexa XT," he
The reasons for not using IMAX camera is cost and shortage of
equipment. "(IMAX cameras) are very expensive. There are only six
IMAX cameras that are manufactured and heavy competition for their
booking," said Rajamouli.
The film is also being produced by Prasad Devineni and K. Raghavendra Rao, while MM Keeravani will compose the music.