Mrunal Thakur has been roped to play the role of Sivagami whereas Rahul Bose will be seen playing Skandadasa in Netflix’s Baahubali: Before the Beginning. The Young Sivagami is ready to govern Mahishmati. In the original Baahubali series (Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2:The Conclusion), Ramya Krishna played Sivagami. The series will also feature actors like Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora, Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, and Anup Soni. Mrunal Thakur said, “The process of representing a queen was not easy for me. It was a bit difficult but somewhere in the head, I knew I was going to be Sivagami because it is a strong character who governs all Mahishmati.”
Mrunal Thakur thanked to Netflix’s live action series, she is realizing her dream. Known as Bullbul of the TV show Kumkum Bhagya, Mrunal Thakur will take the place of Ramya Krishnan, who played Queen Sivagami in SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali series starring Young Rebel Star Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannah Bhatia, Anushka Shetty.
Murnal Thakur added, “Sivagami has a sense of motherhood but at the same time she has a sense of what is right and what is wrong. She treats everyone the same way, no matter who it is. The dialogue “Mera Vachan, Mera Shasan” (my word is my governance) excited me a lot. It really attracted me.”
Murnal Thakur also talked about Rajamouli and said, “For me, SS Rajamouli is like a director with whom to work and start my career, so working with Rajamouli has been a pleasure.”
According to the latest update, the first season of the series- Baahubali: Before the Beginning, will consist of 9 episodes and will be traversing Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequalled queen.
Netflix has collaborated with the original team of Baahubali for this upcoming new project. The series will be co-directed by Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru.