The countdown has begun! Magnum opus Baahubali 2 is finally releasing tomorrow (28th April). And actress Tamannaah Bhatia is all geared up for it.
In a candid chat with DNA, the beautiful actress revealed a major secret about Baahubali 2: The Conclusion's climax. She also talked about the euphoria sorrounding the movie, the truth behind Shahrukh's cameo and much more. Check it out below.
I Didn't Expect This Kind Of Euphoria
''I feel really lucky and fortunate to have been a part of Baahubali. I didn't expect this kind of euphoria for the film when I got on board. Of course, I knew we were making something extraordinarily special because the content itself is so strong and I have been a huge fan of Rajamouli Sir.''
Rajamouli Sir Has A 100 Percent Success Rate
''His films are known for its story telling and screenplay and that's the reason he's a very consistent filmmaker. He has a 100 percent success rate, which I don't see many filmmakers achieve."
Why Was She Missing In The Trailer?
"The trailer was amazing. It crossed my expectations as well. And look at how well-received it is. And it doesn't matter how much I'm there in the promo.''
''Even in the first part, I was there only in one shot. So it's no big deal.''
People Would Kill Others To Be A Part Of Baahubali
''When people watch the film, they will see a lot of me in it. But honestly, this is one film where even if I got to be in one frame or just a part of it, I would have still done it. Because it's a matter of great pride for any actor and people would actually kill others to be part of something like Baahubali. One shot, half a shot, one frame - all that is trivial."
Climax of Baahubali 2
"I am primarily the climax of the film. So yes, you will see a lot of me in the climax. Last time, I wasn't required in the climax but this time, the war will have a lot of me.''
I Am The Reason Why The Climax Takes Place
"And I can't reveal more than this, but I am the reason why the climax takes place."
Is SRK Doing A Cameo In The Movie
"There are no cameos. At least, not of the people that have been reported by the media. There are no special appearances, that much I can tell.''
On Her Fight With Rajamouli
"It's completely baseless (laughs). It only makes for a great write-up. That's about it. I have always been in awe of Rajamouli Sir. That has not changed. But yes, a large section of the media has funny things to say about it. So we read about it and we laugh!"
We Shot The Second Part Before The Release Of The First Part
"We shot a lot of the second part even before we released the first part. Nothing has been revisited or changed since. Because we anyway worked according to the script and the story for the second part was ready even before the first one hit screens.''
A Lot More Story Is There In The Second Part
''In fact, you will see a lot more story in the second part. The first part was more about visual effects only and just about an introduction of the characters.''
The Conclusion Reveals The Conflict Between The Characters
''We didn't tell you much of the story but The Conclusion reveals the conflict between characters that were introduced in the previous one. We didn't have to rework it at all. We had only shot 30 per cent of the second part when Baahubali The Beginning released."
I Know Why Katappa Killed Baahubali
"I do know the reason. I am one of the few people who always knew it. But I am not going to say anything about it. I came to know about it a day before the first part released.''
''In fact, you won't believe when we actually shot the scene, we knew this would be the ending to Baahubali, but we never apprehended that it would become the talking point.''
This Question Would Be Answered In The First Five Minutes Of The Movie
''Why Katappa Killed Baahubali (#WKKB) has become a craze now and that's definitely not what any of us could have even remotely imagined it would turn out to be. It was not our selling point for sure.''
''Baahubali 2 begins exactly from that point and we straightaway answer that question in the first five minutes. I didn't even have a theory on it because none of us actually thought it was that big to have a theory on, back then."
When asked about Baahubali 3, she said, "People have been asking Rajamouli Sir and I also was curious. So, I will just tell you what he told me. He mentioned that the franchise of Baahubali will continue- with comics, VR and other stuff. Now there are so many other platforms where you can continue a film like this.''
''So that will happen. But the world of Baahubali and the other characters will culminate in the second part. As a film, Baahubali will come to an end with The Conclusion.''