Actress Anushka Shetty had won a Filmfare for her role of a prince in the popular film made in the Telugu language called Rudhramadevi in the year 2015. Now she has also enchanted everyone with her portrayal of a warrior princess in the magnum opus of SS Rajamouli, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion directed by SS Rajamouli. She was already greatly popular in the circuit of South Indian films. Now she has become a big name among the Hindi speaking public too.
She has played Devasena in the blockbuster that was released at theaters very recently. In the final film of this franchisee, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Baahubali as well as Bhallaladeva are seen to have fallen in love with her. It is because she chose Baahubali that Bhallaladeva plotted to get him killed. Hence, she is a key figure in the plot and the answer to the much asked question of the reason why the loyal Kattappa killed Baahubali.
Baahubali is a film that has been centred on the great fight between Bhallaladeva and Amarendra Baahubali. The fight is for conquering the throne of the kingdom of Mahishmati. However, Devasena has a very significant role. It is almost as significant as the role of Rani Sivagami or even Kattappa who is very loyal. Anushka is known to have acted in a number of hit films such as Singam, Saroja, Singam 2 and so on. However, even so Baahubali can be seen as a milestone in her career which has spanned over the last twelve years. This is not the very first time that the actress who is thirty five years old now is playing the role of a diva. She played the role of a prince in a film made in the Telugu language that was considered to be one of the greatest hits of the year.
In 2015, Anushka played a very important role in the Telugu epic fiction film called Rudhramadevi which was directed by Gunasekha. The story revolves around a princess from the Kakatiya dynasty. The princess is brought up in the manner of a prince. She is brave and has been adored and worshipped by the women of her country. However, chaos descends when the people of the country come to know about her true identity. The princess cannot hide her own identity from the person she loves called Veerbhadra. Veerbhadra is played by Rana Daggubati. He has been looking at Rudeadeva as a very close and personal friend.
However, in Baahubali Anushka Shetty plays the role of Bhallaladeva’s nemesis by the name of Devasena. Gona Ganna Reddy played by Allu Arjun is almost like Robin Hood. He has vowed to defeat Rudradeva at any possible cost. The main question is whether the princess is able to protect the huge kingdom from the enemies plotting against her as well as a conniving cousin who has been plotting her murder for some time.
Cast and Crew
The cast of the film was a great ensemble. It comprised of Rana Daggubati, Ajith, Prakash Raj, Arjun and many others. The film was a great success and a blockbuster. Many critics praised Anushka for the performance that she delivered in the film. However, it is a little known fact that Anushka Shetty was not the first choice for this particular film. The director, Gunasekhar had also considered both Priyanka Chopra as well as Nayantara for this role.
However, the performance which Anushka gave in the film Arundhati worked successfully for her and she was considered by the director for the role. The actress has also won a Filmfare for her performance in the film Rudhramadevi. The sequences of fight will make any viewer watch the movie constantly. However, even though this was the film that gave her a Filmfare, Baahubali is the film that made her name familiar to audiences across the country in many different regions and many different languages. Now, she is a name that is very popular among the film going audience in many languages.
Her popularity has reached great heights with the audience from overseas knowing her face as well as her name too. In this situation, it can only be said that Baahubali is the film which gave her career the final and much needed boost for her to become a national and international star. Now, having become so popular, quite a few directors wish to sign her for many of their own projects proving that she has been in demand recently.
Even though her previous successes provided her a firm position in the film industry, recognition among critics, awards and accolades, no film could provide her with such widespread recognition and fame apart from the Baahubali franchisee. Hence, it may be said that Baahubali is the film which gave Anushka Shetty’s career a final boost in the correct direction.