Tamannaah: “Baahubali happened at time when my career was at a low point”

Sahar Junejo



Tamannaah Bhatia had a career-changing moment with the immense success of the ‘Baahubali’ (2015) franchise opening doors to bigger opportunities for her as an actress. Bhatia recently reflected on what that role has meant for her growth in the industry.

In an interview with Famously Filmfare, Bhatia shared, ”’Baahubali’ happened at that time when my career was sort of, I mean if I have to be honest, slightly at a low point. All the Hindi movies I did at the time, they were all really big films, but they did not work. And S. S. Rajamouli sir spoke to me about ‘Baahubali’. At that time they’d been shooting the film for a year and a half, I thought maybe it’s like a special appearance. I met Raj sir, such a beautiful characterization. And I don’t think we’ve had such a portrayal in Indian films. For Raj sir’s vision and conviction he had for the film and for me, I will always be very thankful to him.”

Bhatia has a busy year ahead with the releases of ‘Devi 2’, ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’, and ‘That Is Mahalakshmi’, which is the Telugu remake of Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Queen’ (2013). She is currently on theatre screens with ‘Kanne Kalaimaane’ (2019), along with Udhayanidhi Stalin.