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Shah Rukh Khan hasn’t watched Baahubali 2 but knows the reason behind its success

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 16 May 2017, 17:01:22 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan is in awe with SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The Raees actor had the nicest things to say about the Prabhas starrer film even though he hasn’t got the chance to see it.

SRK who has always talked about the importance of technology in taking Indian cinema to greater heights said that the success of a film like Baahubali is an example of how there's no glory without guts.

"I saw 'Baahubali' part one. Unfortunately, I have not seen part two yet. It's an extremely inspiring film and I think it holds true for part two as well.

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"Not just the success with numbers but the vision, just the thought... No guts, no glory... and Baahubali stands for that," Shah Rukh told IANS as part of an email interview done regarding the success of his TED Talk in Vancouver.

"Technology, of course, will always be a huge part of cinema. I believe that. I would never discount the fact that other kinds of films can also be made. They're fantastic and beautiful... Before technology came in, we still made wonderful films.

"But if you want to create that big cinema and that big dream to sell to a big number of people, you have to have guts to take that storytelling on and say it in the biggest, nicest, boldest way possible. 'Baahubali stands for that," added the 51-year-old.

He even pointed out the need for such a vision.

"It's not just the success of 'Baahubali', but the fact that there was someone making Baahubali part one. Mr S.S. Rajamouli is always inspirational... Whichever film he'll make. And there are some other directors, producers also who do that.

"It's heartening and encourages every filmmaker. Me too," Shah Rukh said.


Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has become the highest grossing Indian film, and its reception has been stupendous in international markets as well, leading it to enter the Rs 1000 crore mark worldwide.

(With IANS Inputs)