Mumbai: After winning National award for Best Film, the director of the blockbuster movie Baahubali, S.S.Rajamouli, has promised his fans that Baahubali– The Conclusion or Baahubali 2 will be bigger and better.
Anonymous sources from the highly secretive shooting team have revealed that cash heavy producers are racing to invest in the movie after Part I broke several cinema records. This seems to be giving Rajamouli enough room to make everything in the movie, not just better, but also bigger.
Hundreds of painters, sculptors and laborers have already been hired. The reporting team learned that there was an urgent need of at least a thousand people in the workforce.
Rumors have it that the producing team is negotiating with Tata Consultancy Services to fill the vacancies, after learning from the Facebook accounts of several software engineers that they are more interested in pottery, photography and painting than what they were originally hired for.
“We are also considering signing deals with NDRF, and other disaster management NGOs. They have several tons of donated clothes that they could not distribute to victims of various disasters,” said the source.
Chefs were hired en masse, also from TCS, with special instructions to not cook anything that did not have excess fat, even if the actors craved for it.
Meat suppliers of villages around the movie sets are reportedly earning four times their usual income, thanks to the extra meat that actors Prabhas and Rana are consuming.
If the above was not sufficiently indicative of Rajamouli’s dedication to fulfill his promises, he has also appealed to his fans to donate clothes – used or unused, to make a much bigger cloth-bomb, at least ten times the size of that used in the first part.
Would he not be able to afford to buy one, we wondered and immediately booked an appointment with the facilities incharge of the movie, Mr.Kikivumtam, who would explain the situation to us.
A no nonsense man, he said, “Get me lightweight, inflammable, single piece, 500m by 500m cloth, and I will pay you twice the cost price.”
He went on to explain how the team was left with no choice but to set up a cloth factory, exclusively to produce the cloth bomb. With increased shortage in raw material supply, and deadlines fast approaching, the director has requested his fans to send him clothes in whichever size and form.
Cargo vans are planned to be sent to major cities across the countries. “We are also considering signing deals with NDRF, and other disaster management NGOs. They have several tons of donated clothes that they could not distribute to victims of various disasters,” said Mr.Kikivumtam.
What will happen to all the cloth after the movie? Some say that the cloth, planning to be dyed saffron already, may be donated to BJP, which can be used in their campaigns and protests, without the need for any alteration. As the excitement builds across the nation about the upcoming movie, it is to be seen how big, things really get in the movie.