Bahubali: The Beginning and Bahubali: The conclusion was super-hit sensational films at the box office. But did you know that the makers were in the full mood to go ahead with its third part Bahubali: Before The Beginning. Yes, A source close to the development has revealed that Netflix along with SS Rajamouli had announced a prequel to the franchise.
The source said, “The work done on ground in terms of pre-production couldn’t exactly be in sync with the vision that Netflix had for this period drama. After a series of discussions and contemplations, they decided to shelve the project at this point of time. Some extra money which was invested in the prep work too has been considered bad-debts for now. The approx. figure invested in Bahubali: Before The Beginning was Rs 150 crore.”
“Bahubali is a cult in today’s time and they didn’t want to take the risk of meddling with something that has an iconic status. They may revisit it again, but this time around, only when the material on paper is strong enough to justify the legacy,” the source added.
The entire amount invested in Bahubali: Before The Beginning was put in the cans as the team decided to revamp the series with a new director. Kunal Deshmukh and Ribhu Dasgupta had replaced Deva Katta and the prep work also began in the month of July 2021,” the source concluded.