Why Baahubali Is Worth 5 Years Of Arjun Kapoor’s time!

As Rajamouli’s Magnum Opus Completed 50 Days  

Do you feel Baahubali has become  a benchmark for all future blockbusters?

Very honestly, as an Indian I feel very proud of what Baahubali.Our film  is not even one percent of BaahubaliBaahubali has re-invented  the whole idiom of entertainment.It’s  a nationwide celebration, and I am proud to be part of it. In any case no film  can be compared with Baahubali. This is history.

You sounded awed?

I am lucky to be around when Baahubali has come. I had just heard of Sholay and was too young to understand the impact of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le JayengeBaahubali is a historic happening  and I feel privileged to witness it firsthand.

So no jitters?

None at all. When a  film succeeds like Baahubali it revitalizes the entire entertainment industry.It also serves as a wakeup call to  out industry, that we need to respect content.

The film industry should look at the the success of Baahubali positively and tell stories that worth telling.

But I am sure someone in Mumbai is planning a Bollywood  styled Baahubali?

I don’t think our industry works that way anymore. The herd mentality is not in favour any more.Look at the kind of dedication and hard work that’s gone into Baahubali. It’s a lesson for all of us.

Would you be willing to surrender to a role for five years like Prabhas did?

Full credit to Prabhas and  Rana Daggubatti for that kind of dedication. It takes a lot of faith and conviction in the director to keep going for five years on one project. Hypothetically it would be the simplest thing in the world for me to say, yes I would dedicate that  kind of time and energy to one film, now that it’s been done. If you asked a year back I’d have said no. But now seeing the end-result I’d definitely consider giving that kind of time to film, if it’s as fabulous as Baahubali.

 

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