Superstar Prabhas on Sunday said working on Baahubali franchise was one of the most cherishable moments of his life. The 39-year-old south actor, who attained pan-India star status after the release of the two "Baahubali" films, said even after two years he still misses being part of the beautiful universe created by filmmaker SS Rajamouli.
"I miss every set up from 'Baahubali'. From shooting for the film, the sets, the war sequences. It is a journey of five years which is a really long time to have an emotional connect with. The whole mood of the periodic effect that Rajamouli created is one of the most cherished times that I could ever be a part of," Prabhas said in a statement.
Even Prabhas's first Instagram post was that a still from Baahubali 2.
"Baahubali: The Beginning", the first film in the series, released in 2015. It was the first Telugu film to get a worldwide release in Hindi.
Unbeatable records, the finest in the art & an unforgettable experience. Celebrating #2YearsOfBaahubali2, a magnum opus for the Indian cinema.@karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 #Prabhas @RanaDaggubati @ssrajamouli @Shobu_ @BaahubaliMovie #Baahubali2 pic.twitter.com/t0GRV03nP1— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) April 28, 2019
"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", which opened in 2017, became the biggest hit in the history of Indian cinema.
Its been two years for the epic saga that has not only set unbeatable records but also the supreme standards in Indian cinema.✊🏻— Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) April 28, 2019
Thank you everyone for supporting us, trusting us and enabling us to make something so big. We are obliged. Keep loving us! 🙏🏻 #Baahubali2 pic.twitter.com/HWXPlRNy60
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar was attached as the distributor on both the films' Hindi version.
The franchise also featured Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar and Subbaraju.
On the work front, Prabhas will be seen in a completely new avatar in Saaho where h portrays a cop for the first time in his career. It is an action film and has an ensemble cast comprising of Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Pandey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay, and Murali Sharma. Saaho is directed by Sujeeth and the film is being shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and will release on Independence Day 2019
(With PTI Inputs)