‘More excited than nervous about Baahubali 2’
Actor Tamannaah Bhatia says the team of Baahubali 2 is not bogged by the audiences’ expectations of the film, but is rather excited about the second instalment of the blockbuster historical action-adventure.
Telugu director SS Rajamouli’s multi-lingual movie Baahubali: The Beginning was not only a huge box-office success but also won the best feature film honour at this year’s National Awards.
Tamannaah said the stress was apparent before the release of the first part but the team is more relaxed about the upcoming movie.
“We were more stressed out that time (referring to response for Baahubali). We did not how people in the South would react and whether the Hindi audience will accept it or not. Today everyone is excited to watch the film,” Tamannah said. “We have got very good response commercially not only in India but abroad as well. So we are excited more than being scared for Baahubali 2.”
Baahubali: The Beginning and was simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil. The epic historical fiction film starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles. Its Hindi version was presented by filmmaker Karan Johar.
For her role in the sequel, the 26-year-old actor for the first time learnt horse riding and sword fighting.”My role in part one of Baahubali was feminine, had song and dance. This time I have a very unconventional part. In part two I will be doing action, horse riding and sword fighting. I had trained for this film”, says the actor. Besides Tamannaah, the second part has the original cast of Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka.