Birthday boy Prabhas has a quick chat with me about Baahubali: The Conclusion, and his desire to do a Tamil film
Prabhas, who’s celebrating his birthday on October 23, hasn’t set any resolutions for the next year. “I’ve never done that,” he says. Even when he was shooting Baahubali: The Beginning, he operated from a position of low expectations, as somebody focussed more on the now than on tomorrow. “But I guess I expected the film to do well. The results, however, shocked us. It’s fair to say they exceeded my expectations,” he says. He recognises Rajamouli’s offer as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” and is aware that “people around the country know my face now”.
First look of Baahubali: The Conclusion
If anything, Baahubali: The Conclusion, the sequel, has more action sequences. “Yeah, there were a lot of rigorous sequences,” he says. “We have put in a lot of hard work. I hope the audience likes the film.” The shooting is almost through, save for an action scene and two songs. Though there’s a lot of emphasis on action, Prabhas believes that the real highlight of the film is something else. “My character, Amarendra Baahubali, goes through a lot of ups and downs in the sequel. The drama is the real highlight of the sequel.”