SRK the film-maker is inspired by Baahubali's success Image: AFP
Just when you thought everyone you know has basked in the brilliance of the phenomenon that is Baahubali 2, Shah Rukh Khan has revealed he's yet to watch the conclusion of SS Rajamouli's epic magnum opus. However, King Khan has watched the first part and thinks the success of a movie like Baahubali is the perfect example of how there's no glory without guts.
"I saw Baahubali part one. Unfortunately, I have not seen part two yet. It's an extremely inspiring film and I think it holds true for part two as well. Not just the success with numbers but the vision, just the thought... No guts, no glory... and Baahubali stands for that," Shah Rukh told IANS as part of an email interview done regarding the success of his TED Talk in Vancouver.
SRK specifically pointed out the utilisation of technology to innovate in storytelling and singled out the Baahubali for praise for achieving that beautifully.
"Technology, of course, will always be a huge part of cinema. I believe that. I would never discount the fact that other kinds of films can also be made. They're fantastic and beautiful... Before technology came in, we still made wonderful films," SRK said.
"But if you want to create that big cinema and that big dream to sell to a big number of people, you have to have guts to take that storytelling on and say it in the biggest, nicest, boldest way possible. Baahubali stands for that," added the 51-year-old.
He even pointed out the need for such a vision and declared that Baahubali is an inspiration to himself as a filmmaker.
"It's not just the success of Baahubali, but the fact that there was someone making Baahubali part one. Mr SS Rajamouli is always inspirational... whichever film he'll make. And there are some other directors, producers also who do that. It's heartening and encourages every filmmaker. Me too," Shah Rukh said.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has become the highest grossing Indian film, and its reception has been stupendous in international markets as well, leading it to reach the Rs 1000-crore mark worldwide.
(With inputs from IANS)