Chennai: Actor Rana Daggubati says that his Baahubali co-star Prabhas deserves more credit than anyone for his involvement because what he has done for the film is greater than any other individuals contribution.
"What Prabhas has done for the film and what he has given is far greater than any of us could have done," Rana told IANS, heaping praise on his co-star with whom he locks horns in the film.
In the film, Prabhas and Rana play warring brothers who fight over the ownership of an ancient kingdom.
Asked about the debate on who is the real hero of Baahubali on social media, he said, "This is a franchise-based film and it's not driven by just one character. If you look at the franchise, each character is important from the perspective of the story. It's the content that even drives all the actors but not any individual's stardom."
He also went on to add that both their characters are equally important. "We are like Ram and Raavan. Without these two characters, there's no Ramayana. Similarly, without Prabhas and I, there's no Baahubali. We complement each other as characters and we need each other," he said.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film also stars Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan. It is produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni's Arka Media Works. It will be released simultaneously in four languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Its Hindi release is being marketed and distributed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.
The second part in the franchise, that started with Baahubali: The Beginning, is slated to release this Friday on 28 April. However, its premiere in Mumbai stands cancelled owing to the demise of veteran actor Vinod Khanna.
With inputs from IANS.
Published Date: Apr 27, 2017 03:06 pm | Updated Date: Apr 27, 2017 03:18 pm