Bulbul of ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ Mrunal Thakur will be soon seen playing Sivagami in Netflix India original. Film industry is not new for the young actress. She worked in a Indo-American movie ‘Love Sonia’.
Netflix recently announced the series which is based on Anand Neelakantan’s book ‘The Rise of Sivagami’. It is a prequel to ‘Bahubali-The Beginning’. It revolves around Sivagami’s character who who did not give birth but raised Bahubali. The name of the series is ‘Baahubali: Before the Beginning‘.
Director of the series Deva Katta said, “The story backtracks to the beginning of Baahubali, about 75 years from the conclusion of the Baahubali story. We are digging deeper into the story with the characters, within the Mahishmati world.”
Mrunal said, “For me, when I gave the audition, of course, it was not easy. When I saw Baahubali part 1 and 2, the benchmark was really high. To match up to Ramya, who plays Sivagami in the movies, was a challenge,”
Talking about her character of Sivagami in the series, she said, “She’s got a sense of the motherhood, and at the same time, she has got a sense of what is right and what is wrong. She wants to be equal. I don’t know if I will get to play a warrior in real life, but through this project, I am living my dream. I am so glad that I got a chance to play this character.”
Co-director Praveen Sataru added, “The film is just the tip of the iceberg, what we are doing with the series is exploring deeper into the characters and deeper into the terrain of Mahishmati. It’s gonna be much bigger, much better, much meaner. We are covering the length and breadth of India, this is not just going to be a South Indian, North India series, it’s a pan-India series,”