Amar Chitra Katha inspires Rajamouli

Rajamouli's prestigious venture ‘Bahubali’ is capturing the imagination of all. After launch of the trailer couple of days back in Mumbai, Rajamouli in his interactions with scribes revealed the secret behind ‘Bahubali’. When asked about his penchant with past like in his films like ‘Magadheera’ and ‘Bahubali’, he immediately said, "past? Amar Chitra Katha!!! Those comics, even today, transport me to those times. I have endless fantasies revolving around those stories set in the past. My excitement with that genre translates into my films."

On reaching higher expectations, Rajamouli said, "I don’t feel burdened by my past successes. But I do feel the weight of the expectations of ‘Baahubali’. I try not to think about it and concentrate on how to get my shots right and polish the product as much as I can." On his experience with Prabhas, he says “Prabhas himself is a huge star. We worked before on ‘Chathrapathi’ and we clicked very well, both on the creative and personal front. I needed a giant of a man with royalty personified, but with a tender heart to play ‘Baahubali’. At the start, I told him I would need one year of his dates exclusively. He smiled and said I would be needing two years and kept himself free for the whole period. I don’t think I could have done this with anyone else".