9 February 2013
S S Rajamouli's upcoming film Baahubali has already become a target for gossipmongers. Ever since the film's title was announced, rumours were abuzz in a section of media that the film is based on the story of Gomateshwara, also known as Bahubali, who's a prominent figure in Jainism. Finally, Rajamouli has refuted these rumours and clarified that his film has got nothing to do with Gomateshwara or Jainism and that only the title is similar. Prabhas, Rana and Anushka are playing the lead roles in this fantasy film. Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni are producing the film under Arka Media Works banner. The film's pre-production is going on now and both Prabhas and Rana are practicing sword fighting and horse riding for the film these days. The shooting will begin shortly.