Rana Daggubati finds the constant comparisons between Baahubali and Game Of Thrones unfair.
“I don’t think we can call Baahubali the Indian version of Game of Thrones. That’s a TV show and anyway, we come from a far greater story telling country in a Game of Thrones space or Mahabharata or Amar Chitra Katha (which inspired Baahubali) space. That’s really what it is,” he said.
Daggubati also revealed that while Baahubali is close to his heart, it is definitely not the finest film he has done thus far. “It’s not often that films like Baahubali come your way. So, you can’t compare our other films with this. Like I did a film recently, Ghazi Attack. It was completely different and it worked for itself. So, it’s about what kind of film I am doing. If I do another war film and it’s not as good as this, then the comparisons will be definitely there,” he added.
While the film begins with the map of the kingdom, similar to that of GoT‘s, the story is inspired from Ramayana and Mahabharatha. For instance, a Quora user clarifies that Naaser’s role resembles that of Shakuni and Dhritarashtra- paralyzed and evil; Bhalladeva (played by Daggubati) resembles Duryodhana; Ramya Krishnan’s role of Sivagami resembling Satyavati and so on.
Incidentally, Prabhas, who plays Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali in the film, impressed the makers of Game Of Thrones. According to an ANI report, the people behind the hit HBO show were impressed by Prabhas’ acting and five years he dedicated to the film.
Baahubali: The Conclusion stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Anushka Shetty. It is produced by Shobhu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni’s Arka Media Works and will release simultaneously on April 28 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.