For Telugu superstar Prabhas, it was not easy to play the dual role of a father and son in the upcoming multi-lingual two-part epic drama “Baahubali” as he had to undergo a strict diet and training regime.
Prabhas, who is sporting two different looks in the SS Rajamouli directed film — a heavy body for the father Baahubali and a lean physique for his son Shivudu, said he is getting nervous thinking about the fate of the movie.
“I am just waiting for the release of ‘Baahubali’. I am both nervous and excited about whether the people will like the film or not. I really worked hard for it especially on my physique. Sometimes I used to take only eggs for 30-40 days to get into shape for one character,” Prabhas told PTI.
The actor, who was last seen in Telugu action-drama “Mirchi”, said he learnt sword fighting, kick-boxing, kung-fu and horse riding for “Baahubali”.
“For the action sequences, we did a lot of sword fighting with Vietnamese fighters. Peter Hein’s choreographed the action sequences and taught us kick-boxing, kung-fu, horse riding.
“A shot in one of the songs in the movie required me to jump from a hill into a waterfall. That shot required 25 days of shoot as before that we had to train for rock climbing,” Prabhas said.
“Baahubali”, whose Hindi version is presented by Karan Johar, features an ensemble cast of Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh, Tanikella Bharani and Sudeep.
Prabhas said Rajamouli, with whom he last worked in super hit “Chhatrapati” (2005), has grown bigger and better over the years.
“10 years ago, when I worked with Rajamouli, we shot the film for 70 days or 100 days. But now, we shot this film for over 300 days.
“‘Baahubali’ is ten thousand times bigger than ‘Chhatrapati’. Rajamouli is madly passionate about his films. Without him, nothing would have happened.”
The first part of film is expected to hit theatres on July 10, 2015.