SS Rajamouli will make a third Baahubali film if his writer father KV Vijayendra Prasad comes up with a ‘compelling story’ for it. The Magadheera director told Variety magazine, “Because we have the market and if we make a film for the market without having a compelling story, that would not be honest filmmaking. But if my father comes up with a compelling story, like he did before, we can always make it.”
“We knew that there was not enough market in one region, so instead of limiting the story, we worked hard to expand the markets. Now the markets are open and we have a big fan following,” he added.
The director admitted that the team did not expect this kind of money or adulation for the Baahubali franchise.
Producer, Shobhu Yarlagadda said with the first part they had explored a few markets. “All our distributors are still on board for the second part. We are looking at Taiwan and Korea. China will be the next big one, which we failed to capitalize last time,” he said.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion released on Arpil 28, and has raked in over Rs 540 crores at the box office thus far.