Bahubali: The Beginning as well as Bahubali: The Conclusion achieved massive success all over the country and truly captured the viewers’ hearts. Soon after the film’s release, it was reported that Sridevi was initially offered the role of Sivagami Devi, but she declined the role as she was allegedly not happy with the money.
The actress recently revealed that she was “shocked and hurt” by director SS Rajamouli‘s statements about her in all his interviews. She also felt he should have spoken to her instead of believing everything that his unit told him. As per a report in MidDay, she said:
I was shocked and hurt by his interview. Rajamouli is a calm and dignified person.I was very happy to (have got a chance to) work with him. But, the way he spoke about the issue made me feel very sad.
People would have sent me packing if I was like that. I don’t know if the producer wrongly told Rajamouli that I made all these demands, but it is not in good taste to speak like this.