It is known news that Ramya Krishnan who played Sivagami in SS Rajamouli’s historic and war drama ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali 2:The Conclusion’, was not the first choice. Initially Rajamouli wanted to bring Sridevi on the board to play the role of Sivagami. He had to choose Ramya Krishnan after things did not fall into place. The rest is history– the strong character of Sivagami and her dialogues created sensation.
During the promotional activities of Baahubali 2, Rajamouli had spoken about his plans to rope in Sridevi for the role of Rajamata Sivagami. The creative and talented director said that his team could not rope in the actress who had set big demands to play the role. He had also revealed the details of her costly demands. Rajamouli courted a controversy with his statement, which created a lot of buzz in the media.
Today, India woke up to the news of the sad demise of one of its most legendary actresses, Sridevi Kapoor. The 54-year-old spent 50 years of her life facing the camera. Soon after the news of Sridevi’s death broke, SS Rajamouli took to his Twitter handle to express his shock. He tweeted, “Shocked to hear the sad news. The first Lady Superstar of the Country. 50 of those 54 years as an actress par excellence. What a journey..and such an unexpected end. May your soul rest in peace. Sridevi garu.”
Baahubali stars- Prabhas and Rana Daggubati also expressed their shock and grief over the sudden demises of Sridevi.
Prabhas tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the news this morning. She was an impeccable performer and timeless beauty. The magical SRIDEVI ERA will be remembered forever.. My heartfelt condolences to her family. Rest in peace. – #Prabhas via fb #RIPSridevi
Rana Daggubati tweeted, “”Form a Child Artist to a Legendary to Movie Star!! A great journey of one of the most charismatic women in the world of cinema comes to an end. #RIPSridevi”
Form a Child Artist to a Legendary to Movie Star!! A great journey of one of the most charismatic women in the world of cinema comes to an end. #RIPSridevi.”