"I'm happy that two good films have been unanimously appreciated
and accepted. Even if I had not written these films, I'd have
wished the same because only when good cinema gets its due credit,
will we get more such films," he added.
If the Mahabharat was the inspiration behind Baahubali,
Salman's Eid release, is inspired from an old Chiranjeevi
film and also based on a real life story.
"Chiranjeevi's 1987 Telugu film Pasivadi Pranam moved
me a lot. I wanted to rehash it and give it a contemporary touch. I
had also learnt about the story of a Pakistani couple who came to
India for their daughter's heart surgery because they couldn't
afford it in their country," he said.
On the other hand, talking about Baahubali, he says the success of S.S Rajamouli-directed Baahubali should be celebrated as an achievement in Indian cinema and should not be restricted to one language or industry alone.