Baahubali, after getting a thunderous response at the box office makers further had decided to add more installments to the franchise, for which they were all geared up to bring the first web series Baahubali: Before The Beginning.
Now according to the latest reports, the project has been shelved by the makers owing to not being satisfied with the visuals. Recently, it was in the headlines when Netflix paused the production of the web series.
The series was a Netflix original series, and a prequel to the Baahubali films series, which explores the life journey of Sivagami. It is based on Anand Neelakantan’s The Rise of Sivagami book.
Makers also had intended earlier that they would be making six seasons out of Anand’s trilogy (The Rise of Sivagami, Chaturanga, Queen of Mahismathi) Two seasons from each book.
The cast was included as Punjabi actress Wamiqu Gabbi in the titular role of Sivagami, Rahul Bose, Atul Kulkarni, Smaran Sahu (Bijjaladeva), Malyaban Lahiri, Sahib Verma, Sunil Palwal (Katappa), Siddharth Arora, Tej Sapru in the key roles. Other actors Snigdha Akolkar, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Anup Soni, and Sonali Khare have also been cast in the film.
Earlier the director S.S Rajamouli was chosen to direct the series but later he opted himself out of the show following him Mrunal Thakur who was also cast as one of the main roles also chose to out of the show. South famous actress Nayanthara was also cast in the show to mark her digital debut.
But the recent sources reveal that Netflix has shelved the project as they are not satisfied with the VFX and the end product after six months of production, reportedly it was to be made on a budget of Rs 200 crores.
Netflix’s big project Baahubali: Before the Beginning has now been SHELVED.
The team has swiped out the 150 crore version after 6 months of shoot and post production, as they are not happy with the visuals and the end product. pic.twitter.com/kCzvZ2ARJZ
— LetsCinema (@letscinema) January 24, 2022
Earlier in March 2021 entertainment website, Bollywood Hungama reported that Netflix had scrapped the 100 crore rupees budget and chose to plan a new version with Rs 200 crore. However, we will expect that Netflix will soon resume the project again.