Bigger, better, greater are just some of the words we are hearing in association with Baahubali 2, the sequel to massively successful Baahubali: The Beginning. And if the latest buzz doing the rounds is true, we will agree that all those adjectives are true. So, what exactly is the speculation? That Shah Rukh Khan himself will be playing a cameo in the SS Rajamouli film.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Shah Rukh has been approached for an important role in Baahubali: The Conclusion. He will try to broker peace between Baahubali (played by Prabhas) and Bhallaladeva (played by Rana Daggubati). “The makers had approached South actors like Suriya and Mohanlal for a cameo in the Telugu film, which will be dubbed and released in Tamil and Hindi. But now it will be Shah Rukh who plays the character of a mediator between protagonist Prabhas and villain Rana Daggubati. It is an interesting sequence in the narrative,” the reports quote a source as saying.
However, SRK is not the only name who is supposedly in the reckoning for a star cameo. Other names such as Suriya and Mohanlal are in the fray but nothing has been confirmed till now. Despite indianexpress.com getting in touch with the makers, they refused to comment.
The one thing that goes in favour of Shah Rukh’s alleged appearance in the film is the fact that the film is presented by the Bollywood superstar’s close friend, Karan Johar. In fact, Shah Rukh did a cameo in the director’s latest film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Earlier, it was reported that Baahubali’s trailer would come out with SRK’s Raees but it turned out to be just a rumour.
Baahubali 2 is being made at a budget of about Rs 200 crore and it has apparently made over Rs 500 crore with pre-sale of rights. The film sees Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Nasser reprising their roles and it will release on April 28.It seems why Kattappa killed Baahubali is not the only riddle Baahubali 2 is expected to solve.