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Rahul Bose, Mrunal Thakur in Netflix’s Baahubali prequel series

Baahubali: Before the Beginning, a web series based on SS Rajamoli’s epic films on the character, is set to hit the small screens soon.

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The biggest video streaming platform Netflix on Friday announced a good news for binge watchers in India. Baahubali: Before the Beginning, a web series based on SS Rajamoli’s epic films on the character, is set to hit the small screens soon.

Netflix announced the cast of the series that will star Mrunal Thakur (Sivagami), Rahul Bose (Skandadasa), Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora and Anup Soni.

The announcement was made at Netflix’s See What Next event in Asia, in the presence of director Deva Katta, producer Prasad Devineni and director Praveen Sattaru.

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“The Baahubali series will explore life on the streets of the fictional city of Mahishmati and the aim is to please the Baahubali fanbase and the huge audience Netflix has across the world,” said producer Prasad.

Speaking about the role of Sivagami, Love Sonia actress Mrunal Thakur said, “I knew I wanted to play Sivagami because she’s a strong girl. I don’t know if I’ll ever be a hero in real life, but this gave me the opportunity to play one on screen.”

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Director Praveen Sattaru teased the audience and said this won’t be a south Indian series or a north Indian series, but this one would cater to a global audience.

The Baahubali series is expected to be released in 2019.