Netflix on Friday announced the cast of Baahubali: Before the Beginning, the prequel series to India’s epic fantasy franchise Baahubali. Love Sonia actor Mrunal Thakur will essay the role of Sivagami in the series, while Rahul Bose will play a character named Skandadasa.
In films, Baahubali: the Beginning and Baahubali: the Conclusion, actor Ramya Krishnan played Sivagami.
The series, based on Anand Neelakantan’s book, also features Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora and Anup Soni.
Actor Ramya Krishnan played the role of Sivagami in the two Baahubali films. The role will now be taken over by actor Mrunal Thakur. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@BaahubaliMovie
The series will trace the dramatic rise of Queen Sivagami and her empire.
Baahubali: Before the Beginning, which was announced by the streaming giant in August, has already been given a two-season order. Season one of the series will have nine episodes and captures Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequalled queen.
Netflix has teamed up with the team behind Baahubali, including Arka Media Works and director SS Rajamouli.
Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru will co-direct the series.
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