Here's why Sridevi turned down the role of Sivagami in 'Baahubali'

Baahubali 2

Directed by SS Rajamouli, Baahubali 2 has thrashed box office records in the history of Indian cinema. However, what many may not know is that she wasn't the first choice for the role.

With a career spanning over three decades, Ramya Krishnan has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam films. She played the role of "Raj Mata" Sivagami in the franchise and is the major reason for the film's story line and plot development.

Known for playing powerful roles in films, Ramya Krishnan says she's keen to play Puratchi Thalaivi J Jayalalithaa's character on screen. But initially, did you know who is the first go-to for the role?

It is said that the charming Ramya Krishna has charged Rs 2.5 crore for the same role and was immediately on board for the role.

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SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2 (Bahubali 2) has become the biggest blockbuster of all-time, and while everybody is congratulating the makers of the franchise, Sridevi might be regretting her one decision too badly. While everyone is busy praising Ramya for her Baahubali character, but if you imagine Sridevi in the same character, you can see more life into the character.

With Naseeruddin Shah as her brother, the two wreak havoc in Shah Rukh Khan's life, so much so, that (Spoiler Alert), they even get his father, played by Anupam Kher, killed.

But in any case, it was Sridevi's loss, given that the film did such stupendous business at the box office.

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