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Rajamouli and Arka Media to start Baahubali web series from scratch

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After the super success of Baahubali, the makers continued the franchise with books, animation series and merchandise. Arka Media Works, the producers of Baahubali inked a deal with digital giant Netflix to co-produce a web series ‘Baahubali: Before the Beginning’. SS Rajamouli even directed the first episode as per the agreement and Deva Katta, Praveen Sattaru handled the other episodes. But in a sudden shock, the project was kept on hold by Netflix after they were unhappy with the output. There was no news about the project in the recent months.

Shobu Yarlagadda, the CEO of Arka Media Works revealed that the project is back to start from the scratch. They are working on the opportunities and Rajamouli is participating in the meetings and the discussions are currently going on about how the project can be made. Netflix is on board and Arka Media Works is all set to restart the project soon. Shobu said that they are currently producing various tv serials in Telugu and Kannada. Some other films are currently in discussion stages and some big announcements are expected soon.

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Europe distributors vying for Baahubali rights

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India’s blockbuster magnum opus Baahubali, directed by midas touch hit-maker SS Rajamouli, has created havoc at the box office and notched up more than 600 Crores worldwide. The film has caught the attention of international buyers and was sold for record prices in China, Japan and Latin America.

The demand for the epic drama is no lesser in Europe. Reports reveal that several distributors in Europe are vying for the rights of this top grossing Indian film. Pierre Assouline, a leading distributor in Europe, said that Baahubali has turned the heads of the audience globally and there is no other Indian movie which is in so much demand like Baahubali in the European countries.

Speaking to an international media outlet, he said, “Film market is the need of the hour. It helps in finding films international distributors. I’m sure there are many good Indian films that deserve a release in other countries as well,”

The much anticipated second part Baahubali: The Conclusion will commence its shoot in December. The film is slated to hit the screens in early 2017. Arka Media Works banner is the production unit behind this high budget epic drama

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