After SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 became a blockbuster, movie buffs have brought up gorgeous actress Sridevi to the limelight for saying ‘no’ to the movie.
The recent update is that the actress rejected the offer because of her husband, Boney Kapoor, and his various demands.
Sridevi was apparently the first choice for the iconic role of ‘Sivagami’ in Baahubali, but she rejected the offer and acted in the Tamil movie, Puli. The entire Baahubali 2 team is extremely upset with Sridevi.
A source from the sets of Baahubali 2 revealed some details about the issue, saying that Boney Kapoor is the main reason behind Sridevi’s decision to turn down the movie.
“We respect Srideviji a lot. She was our first choice for Sivagami. This was very early in the project. But when we approached her, her husband, Boney Kapoor, demanded a staggering fee. He also wanted a share of the Baahubali’s profits. We dropped the idea soon, though we were very much interested on casting Srideviji. Later, we came to know that she is acting in a Tamil film (Puli), where she was given the fee that her husband demanded,” the source said.
It seems that Boney Kapoor wanted profit from his wife’s work as well. However, most Baahubali fans would be glad to know that Ramya Krishnan played Sivagami, as it is difficult to imagine someone else doing justice to the role.
Ram Gopal Varma didn’t lose a chance to make Sridevi feel worse about rejecting the epic role. “If @SrideviBKapoor did Baahubali 2 she would have gotten more credit than Prabhas it being her very next film after English Vinglish,” RGV tweeted. These words may make the veteran actress feel even more regretful.