‘Baahubali: Before the Beginning’ shooting to kick-off in December

Mumbai: SS Rajamouli’s magnum-opus ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ really set high standards for the Indian film industry. History is likely to be revisited, as actor Rahul Bose, who was last seen in “Vishwaroopam II”, has said that he will start shooting for “Baahubali: Before the Beginning” in December.

He was interacting with media at the inauguration of an art show called ‘Breaking Barriers’ on Tuesday here.

Sporting a bearded look when Rahul was proded about it, he said: “I am doing a prequel to ‘Baahubali’ for Netflix. It is called as ‘Baahubali: Before the Beginning’.

“I have a big role in it. We will start shooting December beginning. My character has a bearded look, and I don’t want to sport a fake beard for the next six months. I will have the same look.”

“Baahubali: Before the Beginning” is a web series based on Anand Neelakantan’s 2017 novel “The Rise of Sivagami”, and is a Netflix Original from India.

A part of the Baahubali franchise, the series is directed by Deva Katta and co-directed by Praveen Sataru. It is produced jointly by S.S. Rajamouli and Arka Media Works.

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It stars Rahul Bose, Mrunal Thakur, Shriya Saran and Atul Kulkarni in key roles.

“Baahubali: Before the Beginning” is the third Netflix Original produced in India after the crime thriller “Sacred Games” and horror mini-series “Ghoul”.

The first season consists of nine episodes and acts as a prequel to “Baahubali: The Beginning”, following the journey of Sivagami’s rise to power in the fictional Mahishmati kingdom.

[With IANS Inputs]