Ramya Krishnan celebrated another year of wisdom today, September 15. The Baahubali actress, who debuted as a child artist in the Tamil film ‘Vellai Manasu’, left an incredible mark in the world of cinema. She has acted in numerous memorable films in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. In a career spanning nearly four decades, she has been part of more than 200 films and has collaborated with major movie stars. Krishnan even has films like Wajood (1998), Bade Miyan Chote Bhai (1998), Chahat (1996), Criminal (1994) and many others that have shaped the career graph of her. However, she highlights her role as Sivagami in SS Rajamouli’s epic Baahubali franchise. Interestingly, many may not know that she was not the first choice for this role. She initially offered herself to the deceased Sridevi.
Sridevi was cast as Sivagami
SS Rajamouli and producer Sobhu Yarlagadda initially approached Sridevi for the role of the formidable queen and matriarch in the period epic. However, negotiations with Sridevi failed when it was reported that she requested a fee of Rs 10 million, an entire hotel floor for her family and staff, and 10 flight tickets for them from Mumbai to Hyderabad, where filming was taking place. the movie.
After the film’s release, Rajamouli addressed the same issue in an interview with regional channel ABN Telugu. He said, “After hearing a number of wishes from her (Sridevi), our team got fed up. We also thought that it would be beyond our budget to fulfill her demands. Then we approached Ramya Krishnan and she proved to be fantastic and now we feel, “We were lucky to have scrapped the idea of having Sridevi in our film.”
About Ramya Krishnan
Born on September 15, 1970 in Chennai, Krishnan began her acting career at the age of 13. She played the role of Sivagami, the queen of Mahishmati, in the masterpiece Baahubali. The film also starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Nasser and Sathyaraj, among others. Well, after creating a sensation with his performances on the big screen, Ramya Krishnan made her OTT debut as a judge on a popular dance show.