As Bhallaladeva of Baahubali turns 32 today, the filmmakers pushed out the first look of Rana Daggubati from Baahubali 2 and the actor looks as bestial as he can get. With a vicious glare, salt-and-pepper hair with a man bun, cladding a bullish armour and holding a humongous retractable mace, King Bhallaladeva ( or Palvalthevan) is sure to cause a lot of destruction in Baahubali: The Conclusion, as S S Rajamouli puts it.
The actor was also seen pushing his boundaries for the physique with more than two hours training every day for the last five months. For both younger and older Bhallala in the story, the actor said to have switched weight anywhere from 108-110 kg to 92-92 kg. Rana also assured his fandom that this movie packs a lot of action sequences that it will make the prequel look small.
Prabhas’ first look from Baahubali was revealed at the Mumbai Film Festival last month and had built up a lot of expectations for the movie. Now, it is quite reassuring that the Baahubali’s arch nemesis, Bhallala, seems like a tough nut to crack even for Baahubali himself.
Apart from Rana and Prabhas, the film also features Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty and Nassar playing crucial roles in the film. Baahubali made on a huge budget of Rs 250 crore became a blockbuster hit worldwide and the movie reportedly raked in close to Rs 600 crore till date.
The second chapter of the epic drama, Baahubali: The Conclusion, which is directed by Rajamouli, will hit the screens next year on April 28. The film’s climax scene was leaked recently but the damage was minimal as those behind the leak were quickly arrested.