Last week all of Mumbai was abuzz with rumours that Madhuri Dixit was all set to star in S S Rajamouli’s Bahubali Returns. Apparently Madhuri was all set to play Anushka Shetty’s sister.
But Rajamouli in an exclusive response to this writer totally debunks the rumour.
A source close to the project adds, “There are all kinds of rumours and speculations flitting around about the Bahubali sequel. We don’t know where the Madhuri one came from because there is no truth to it. Websites have even written the role of Anushka Shetty’s sister for Madhuri in Bahubali 2. But so far there is no new addition to the cast at all.”
Curiously Madhuri who made a much-talked about comeback in 2014 with Dedh Ishqiya and Gulaab Gang hasn’t been able to make any headway post her return to acting. Both films bombed badly, leaving the very graceful Ms Dixit-Nene with no acting offers at all.
At this juncture with zero acting assignments in her hand an announcement suggesting she is part of the biggest movie franchise in Indian cinema won’t hurt her career prospects at all.