SS Rajamouli – Being in Rajinikanth’s list, directing Thala and becoming No.1 Indian filmmaker

He is calm, cool, composed and yes aggressively successful. He climbed to the peak slowly and created a magic with ‘Baahubali’, which is still unbeaten by any of the Superstar Khans in Bollywood. Today SS Rajamouli celebrates his birthday and we at Thandora Times bring you 5 interesting facts about the filmmaker.

Mahesh Babu in first draft of Baahubali

Soon after completing the script of Baahubali franchise, SS Rajamouli approached Mahesh Babu for the lead role. However, he couldn’t make it into the project and that’s when Prabhas got onboard and rest was history.

Being hardcore fan of Thalaivar Rajinikanth, using his reference in movies and directing him

SS Rajamouli started his days in the film industry in Chennai, where he resided at Valluvar Kottam. From that point of time, he has been an aggressive fan of Superstar Rajinikanth. In one of the films, he had even made the hero’s character as hardcore Rajinikanth fan. In fact, the surprising fact is that Rajinikanth has kept the priority for SS Rajamouli for working on a film before he bids adieu to the industry and kick-start his political journey.

Ajith Kumar’s friendship

During the promotional event of Baahubali in  Chennai, SS Rajamouli openly admitted that he like Ajith Kumar a lot and even met him personally twice. Of course, he revealed that he wants to direct a film for him.

Becoming No. 1 filmmaker in Indian film industry

No doubt! Till then, it was directors Shankar and Rajkumar Hirani, who were highly appreciated and acclaimed as Country’s No.1 filmmaker, but with ‘Baahubali’ franchise, SS Rajamouli has beaten their records clasping the No. 1 position.

The ridiculing joke after ‘Magadheera’ and how Rajamouli proved them wrong

Soon after the success of ‘Magadheera’, SS Rajamouli was trolled saying that the film was successful only because of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s family influence. To prove them wrong, he made his next film ‘Maryadha Ramana’ with comedy actor Sunil in lead role, which was a blockbuster. It wasn’t enough for the director and he went ahead making a housefly as ‘HERO’ in ‘Eega’ making it a tremendous hit.