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'Baahubali 2' inches towards Rs 1,600 cr worldwide

Last Updated: Saturday, 27 May 2017 (13:34 IST)
Mumbai:  Continuing its strong run at the box office, S Rajamouli’s 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' is inching towards the Rs 1,600 crore mark with global earnings of Rs 1,596 crore, trade sources said.So far, 'Baahubali 2' has grossed Rs 1,299 crore (nett Rs 1007 crore) in India including all versions and around Rs 297 crore at the overseas box office.It currently stands with a global total of 1,596 crore.'Baahubali 2's Hindi version itself has netted around Rs 490 crore in India.

Speaking on the unprecedented success of the film, its lead actor said, 'I have my strong faith, respect, and belief in Rajamouli sir.The fact that he believed I could play Baahubali was huge for me.

If needed, I would have even given seven years of my life for Baahubali, as such characters are rare to play in a lifetime for any actor. I consider myself very fortunate and lucky for it.' Prabhas said there was greater pressure on him and the whole team of “Baahubali” when they were making the first part as it established the film right from the start.“Everything had to be faultless in order to make ‘Baahubali’ what it is today.

Reaching perfection, giving the film the kind of grandeur it has, the VFX, and the characters — all these elements set just the right environment for the film.Part two was eagerly awaited because part one really worked for the audiences,” he said.

He said the success of the film had been beyond his expectations.'When we started work on ‘Baahubali‘, my sheer aim was to be able to live up to the imagination that Rajamouli sir had in mind.As an actor, my intention was to bring up Baahubali live on screen for the audiences.
I never even expected in my wildest of dreams that the film would grow on to become a phenomenon of sorts.The feeling is ineffable today,” he said.

The film also stars Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, and in key roles.Ever since its release, 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' has been achieving milestones at the worldwide box office.The film is currently the highest Indian worldwide grosser of all time.(UNI)
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