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SS Rajamouli: Making it large

Baahubali director SS Rajamouli is ranked No. 15 on the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

Published: Dec 27, 2017 06:12:53 AM IST
Updated: Dec 27, 2017 04:47:31 PM IST

SS Rajamouli: Making it largeImage: P Anil Kumar

The Telugu director burst into prominence beyond Tollywood with Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), which had a dream run at the box office nationally and internationally. Made with a budget of ₹180 crore, it is one of the most expensive films ever produced in India. Interestingly, Rajamouli (44) made a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance in the film. The sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, was a bigger success making Rajamouli a household name. Having started his career as a director of television programmes, Rajamouli is known to helm out-of-the-box projects, be it with Baahubali, which was rich on special effects, Sye (2004), which revolved around a rugby match, or Eega (2012), a fantasy film.

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(This story appears in the 05 January, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)