The pan-Indian audience first got to know veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj as Deepika Padukone's father in Chennai Express. Now they know him as Kattappa in Baahubali and await to see in the second part of the Baahubali franchise. News is he has been asked to set aside 100 days for the shoot of the remaining portion of Baahubali 2.
"The regular shooting of Baahubali 2 will resume from September. Nearly 40 percent of the film has already been completed. Sathyaraj sir has been requested to set aside over 100 days for the shoot," said a source from the film's unit.In order to keep himself available for the shoot, Sathyaraj reportedly turned down a big offer in Tamil superstar Vijay's next film. "He was offered the role of the antagonist in Vijay's yet-untitled 59th Tamil film. He turned down the offer because he had already committed himself to the second part of Baahubali," the source said.
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The shoot of Baahubali 2 is expected to go on till the year-end and the film is being planned to be released during the summer of 2016.
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Meanwhile, Baahubali has turned out to be highest grossing south Indian film ever by raking in over Rs 500 crore, and it's still counting at the box office. Baahubali 2 also features Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia in important roles.