Reports were rife that Madhuri Dixit is keen on grabbing an opportunity to be a part of the prestigious second installment of Baahubali. They also informed that she might play the role of Anushka's sister, a queen of Kunthala dynasty in the film.
The reports further added that Karan Johar is pressurizing
to cast some of the Bollywood prominent faces to increase the craze
of the film in Hindi market and Madhuri is in talks for the quoted
However, Vijayendra Prasad, writer of the
film, who also happens to be the father of Rajamouli, trashed the
reports. Talking to a leading daily, he said that neither did they
approach Madhuri Dixit for a role nor does such a character exists
in the film.
"We have no idea where this came from. The thought of casting
her hasn't even entered our minds. It seems those who write media
stories have more fertile imaginations than screenwriters," the 72
year old writer quipped.
He also informed that there will be a lot of drama in Baahubali 2 than there was in the first part. "It is going to be far more dramatic than the first part. Anushka Shetty's character of the queen in exile will take centre stage. The plot points from the first part will be taken to a new level so that the audience doesn't feel like they are watching a repeat performance."