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Will SS Rajamouli make Baahubali 3?

The filmmaker answered the all-important question of whether he will make Baahubali into a franchise.

Keyur Seta

The season for sequels or franchises is at an all-time high in India. As the second part of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali is about to release soon, it is natural to wonder whether Bahubali will become a franchise, considering the huge fan following for the Prabhas starrer. 

During the trailer launch of Baahubali: The Conclusion, Rajamouli answered the important question on whether the thought of making more money by making more films in the franchise crossed his mind. He said, “I want my film to do well and gather lots and lots of money. But at the same time we know it is not good to kill a golden goose. The story which we started is going to end with Baahubali part two.”

He elaborated, “What I believe is that we should have a very, very good story at the base. That story should drive us to do anything. It is the story that should drive everything, not the market. We should first find a story, then create a market for it and try to enhance it. But just because a market is there, we try to push something which doesn’t have soul, I don’t think it will last long.”

All won’t be over with the second part though. “But the world of Baahubali is not going to end. We are going to continue in comics, novels, virtual reality films, TV series or animation,” he added.

Also starring Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah, Baahubali: The Conclusion will release on 28 April.