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Telugu superstar Prabhas is yet to make his Bollywood debut but the actor says he has been a huge admirer of director Rajkumar Hirani’s films.
Prabhas, 35, who will seen in the upcoming multilingual epic drama ‘Baahubali’, said he loves watching Hindi movies and the last film he saw was Aamir Khan-starer ‘PK’.
“I love Rajkumar Hirani’s films. I saw ‘PK’ and I didn’t like it much… But I loved his previous three films. I have seen ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘3 Idiots’ around 20 times,” Prabhas told PTI.
S S Rajamouli-directed two-part film ‘Baahubali’, touted as India’s best motion picture, will see its first installment releasing this Friday.
The Hindi theatrical version is presented by Karan Johar.
“Karan Johar is a great person. He is such a big name in Indian film industry and to see him speaking good things about Rajamouli and our film was a pleasure. Without Karan Johar we can’t imagine releasing ‘Baahubali’ in Hindi,” said Prabhas, who will be essaying the role of both father (Baahubali) and son (Shivudu) in the film.
The ‘Billa’ star revealed he was the first one to be onboard for the big-budget film as Rajamouli discussed the idea with him six years ago.
“Rajamouli told me about this big film he wanted to make six years back. At that time the story was not ready. Three and a half year later he came with the complete script which had a huge canvas. He gave me a 20-minute narration and I got goosebumps,” Prabhas said.
The actor, who is a rage down South, considers the ‘Magadheera’ director as his idol.
“I consider Rajamouli my guru. He is a friend with whom I can discuss all my professional and personal matters. He is a beautiful person and a beautiful soul. I know I can call him anytime and that comfort shows in our work,” Prabhas said.
‘Baahubali’ is an epic action drama being made in two parts. The cast of the film is already working on the second part.
“We have done 40 per cent of the shooting for second part and the remaining 60 per cent will probably need one year to complete,” he said.
‘Baahubali’ features an ensemble cast of Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh, Tanikella Bharani and Sudeep.
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