Veteran actress Sridevi has said she was ‘shocked, hurt and upset’ by Baahubali director SS Rajamouli’s accusation of her ‘exorbitant demands and starry behaviour’ over rejecting the role in the Baahubali: The Conclusion.

The controversy erupted a few days back when in an interview Rajamouli said that his team was fortunate to drop the idea of giving role to Sridevi due to her unreasonable demands.

Sridevi finally broke the silence on a Telugu channel, saying, “I was shocked and hurt by his interview. Rajamouli is a calm and dignified person. In was very happy to work with him. But, the way he spoke about the issue made me feel very sad.”

The 53-year-old star was offered the role of character ‘Sivagami’, which was played by Ramya Krishnan.

Sridevi also said that she would have been happy to work with the filmmaker.

The actress next film Mom will be released on 7 July 2017.