It is known that there were reports about the delay in the second instalment of Baahubali, Baahubali The Conclusion. S S Rajamouli, however, says the film is on track. "It's not a 'sequel' sequel, its a continuation story. It's on track. We have already started shooting, and have finished two schedules. The last schedule we finished ahead of time, something which never happened before. We are very good with it.", said the visinoray behind the epic.
Rajamouli plans to come up with a third part of the film and make Baahubali a franchise. "Yes there will be a continuation in the third instalment... There is a big story of Baahubali so it will continue. It is a big franchise and will be there for a long time."
When asked if there are more films lined up in the franchise, why is the upcoming part titled 'The Conclusion', the director said, "It is the conclusion of the story what we have started. Only that concludes. The world of Baahubali will continue."
SS Rajamouli adds that he is getting a lot of offers from Bollywood post his blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning and feels there is a possibility he might team up with Karan Johar for a movie. But, the director, who is currently working on the second instalment of the film, says he cannot take any offer unless the project is complete.
"Yes I am getting a lot of film offers from Bollywood but all of them know I won't be available until Baahubali is complete. I cannot consider any offer as of now. But I would love to direct a Bollywood film someday," Rajamouli told PTI.
When asked if he will direct a film for Johar's Dharma Productions, he said, "It is a possibility, right. You never know." Hope he is not going to ditch Telugu cinema, though we are quite happy about his bigger plans.