If Sanjay Dutt had not gone to jail, he would have become Kattappa of ‘Bahubali’, SS Rajamouli’s father had told the whole story – sanjay dutt was original choice to play kattappa in baahubali and not sathyaraj revealed vijayendra prasad – 2024-02-21 21:47:56

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2024-02-21 21:47:56
Do you know that Sathyaraj was not the first choice for the role of Kattappa in SS Rajamouli’s film ‘Baahubali’? The makers wanted to sign Sanjay Dutt for this role. This was revealed by ‘Baahubali’ writer and SS Rajamouli’s father V Vijayendra Prasad. He told that he and the makers of ‘Baahubali’ wanted to sign Sanjay Dutt for the role of Kattappa in the film. But he could not do this because Sanjay Dutt was in jail at that time. Baahubali: The Beginning was released in the year 2015. Originally made in Tamil and Telugu languages, the film was later released in Pan India Hindi language as well. In the film, Prabhas was in the role of Bahubali and Satyaraj was Kattappa. The film starred Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, Rana Daggubaji, Nassar and Anushka Shetty. ‘Baahubali’ was a blockbuster. It was the most expensive film at that time and its budget was around Rs 180 crore.

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Sanjay Dutt would have been Kattappa, that’s why things could not be done

V Vijayendra Prasad had talked about the roles of Kattappa and Baahubali in an interview given to ‘Rediff’ in 2020. He had told that Prabhas was the first choice for the role of Bahubali from the beginning. Sanjay Dutt’s name was in mind for the role of Kattappa. He had said, ‘We had Sanjay Dutt in mind only for the role of Kattappa. But it was difficult for this to happen because he was in jail at that time. After this the next option was Satyaraj.

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Vijayendra Prasad had created the story of ‘Baahubali’ like this.

Vijayendra Prasad then further told how the story of ‘Baahubali’ was born in his mind. He had said, ‘My son SS Rajamouli told me that he wants to make a film with Prabhas. He said that it should be a costume drama and he could picturize good action scenes in it. According to Vijayendra Prasad, SS Rajamouli wanted the female characters in the film to be as powerful as the male characters. And some gray characters should also be included in the film.

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2 scenes were planned for Kattappa’s entry

Vijayendra Prasad told that the first character he wrote for ‘Bahubali’ was that of Kattappa. For this, he had narrated two introduction scenes to SS Rajamouli. One of these scenes was one in which a woman is immersed in water and is holding a child in her hand. Later this scene became the iconic scene of ‘Baahubali’. Later, the second part of this film ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ was made, and that too was a superhit.

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