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    A BIG LOSS! Reason Why Sridevi Said No To The Role Of Sivagami In Baahubali & Why Ramya Accepted It


    Baahubali 2 has set a new benchmark by crossing Rs 1000 crore at the box office. No one ever imagined that a film from Tollywood would break all the records.

    The stars of the movie are basking in the success of the movie including Ramya Krishnan, who played the role of 'Rajamata Sivagami Devi'. But did you know Sridevi was the first choice for this role. Shocked? Now read why she missed this once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Here's What Happened

    According to TOI, ''Director Rajamouli had approached Sridevi through director Raghavendra Rao.''

    Sridevi Demanded A Huge Fee

    ''The actress reportedly demanded Rs 6 crore for the role which eventually fell in the lap of Ramya Krishnan.''

    Ramya Charged Rs 2.5 Crore For The Same Role

    ''It is said that the charming Ramya Krishnan has charged Rs 2.5 crore for the same role and was immediately on board for the role.''

    Sridevi Chose Puli Instead

    It is said instead of Baahubali, Sridevi chose the role of an evil princess in hero Vijay's 'Puli', that became a disaster at the box office. How unfortunate!

    What Made Ramya Say 'Yes' To This Role

    Ramya told a leading daily, ''She's not an ordinary woman. She's fierce, independent and a warrior with both good and bad sides to her character. Filmmakers don't approach me with such characters often.''

    When I Heard The Narration, I Got Goosebumps

    ''When I heard the narration, I got goosebumps. Rajamouli sir brought the entire film before my eyes. After some time, I couldn't see Sivagami; I saw only myself. ''

    I Fell In Love The Way This Scene Was Presented

    ''In particular, there's this flashback portion where I come with the child, kill a person and sit on the throne. I fell in love with the way it was presented. Before Padayappa, you were one of many actresses. After it, you became a phenomenon.''

    How She Chooses Her Films

    ''Sometimes, I choose films to be remembered. Some other times, the script is so impressive. I also select films for the character I play in them!''

    When I Was A Heroine

    ''When I was a heroine though, I chose projects based on how many songs I was in and the number of scenes I had with the hero (Laughs). Now, it has all changed.''

    Well, we think no one could have played the role of Sivagami better than Ramya Krishnan. What say readers?

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