In a recent report, Netflix decided to scrap it’s already shot Rs. 100 crore version of the Netflix Original, Bahubali: Before The Beginning. The digital platform has already started work on a new version of the show. As per the reports this time the cost of Rs. 200 crores.
“Netflix was not satisfied with the product they had in hand and hence decided to scrap it completely putting Rs 100 crore as bad debts. They reworked on the script, star-cast and technical team and are now reshooting Bahubali: Before The Beginning, on a never seen before, unheard scale for their streaming. They see the potential in Bahubali of being India’s answer to Game of Thrones, and hence, they have decided to take things a notch higher. The overall budget for the new part is Rs. 200 crore, and if we add the scrap value, the project now is worth Rs 300 crore,” a trade source was quoted by a daily as saying.
The show is produced by SS Rajamouli with Netflix. The plan is to make a 9 episode, two-season limited series. Which will showcasing the rise of Shivagami set in the world of Mahishmati. It will be a prequel to Bahubali featuring Mrunal Thakur as Shivagami. However, we are still waiting for the official announcement.