SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali set new box-office records and it emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters in Indian cinema. Starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Rana Daggubati, Baahubali was all things grand. The Baahubali franchise banked great numbers but, its success came at a cost and it was no surprise the films were an expensive affair.
Years later, a columnist named Manobala Vijaybalan, in a tweet, claimed that Rajamouli took a loan of hundreds of crores to make the Prabhas-led films.
The films were produced under the banner of Arka Media Works by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni along with producer K. Raghavendra Rao.
SS Rajamouli took a loan of ₹400 cr at 24% interest for a period of five and a half years to complete #Baahubali.— Manobala Vijayabalan (@ManobalaV) June 2, 2023
Now, the latest buzz is that the filmmaker SS Rajamouli took a loan of Rs 400 crores to complete Baahubali. “SS Rajamouli took a loan of ₹400 cr at 24% interest for a period of five and a half years to complete #Baahubali,” his tweet read.
However, the latest tweet did not go well amongst fans. Reacting to the new post, a user wrote, “First he is a director and second what if he has taken a loan ?? Is this news in the movie industry? I don’t know any producer who doesn’t take loans unless he is a multi-millionaire.”
Another wrote, “false news.” “Shobu yarlagadda is the producer. Why will Rajamouli take loan, false news.” A user said, “Rajamouli was not the producer. And producer didn't take any loans too.”
“Is Rajamouli aware of this,” a fan wrote. One of the Twitter users asked, “Then what were producers doing? Giving loans to directors?”
At the time of it’s release in 2015, Baahubali: The Beginning became the third highest-grossing Indian film worldwide as it minted over 650 crores. Baahubali: The Conclusion broke the records set by its prequel to become the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. The film collected over Rs 1,500 crore worldwide.
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