S.S. Rajamouli, the director of many Indian blockbusters, including the “Baahubali” franchise, has revealed some details of his upcoming films.
“Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” is playing in Busan in the Window on Asian Cinema strand.
Rajamouli will work with Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in a yet-to-be-titled project for producer K.L. Narayana. The film is likely to roll in 2019. Narayana’s credits include “Kshana Kshanam,” “Hello Brother” and “Rakhi.”
Babu headlines current hit release “Spyder.”
Prior to the Babu project, Rajamouli will direct a social drama for producer D.V.V. Danayya, whose credits include “Desamuduru,” “Julayi,” “Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu” and “Naayak.”
“I don’t know which language it is going to be in and who is going to be in the cast, yet,” Rajamouli told Variety. “I have committed to Danayya and that will be my next.”
Danayya is currently producing “Bharat Ane Nenu,” starring Babu.
“Baahubali: The Beginning” was released in 2015 and grossed some $100 million worldwide. “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” was released earlier this year, collecting $265 million at the box office, and is the highest domestic grosser in the history of Indian cinema. The two films together cost $70 million to produce.
The “Baahubali” films starred Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia and Rana Daggubati. Arka Mediaworks produced and has expanded the property into a franchise, encompassing bestselling graphic novels, a web series on Amazon Prime Video, novels, and an upcoming virtual reality experience in partnership with U.S. technology giant AMD.