Big plans for ‘Baahubali’Published: February 4, 2016
Even as busy with ‘Baahubali 2′, the makers of the movie- director S S Rajamouli and producers Arka Media Works- are working on another big thing simultaneously.
They have announced a partnership with leading character entertainment company, Graphic India to extend ‘Baahubali’ into original comic books, novels, animation and video games.
“Extending the world of Baahubali beyond movies allows us to reach a larger audiences and that is really exciting for me,” Rajamouli said in a statement, adding: “We are happy to be collaborating with Graphic India who I believe have the best knowledge and experience in this space”.
CEO of Arka Mediaworks, Shobu Yarlagadda said, “Having created so many iconic stories and characters, there is no one more equipped than Graphic India, to take the story of Baahubali forward. We are very excited for what’s to come.”
Graphic and Arka are also working on a larger animated project, tentatively entitled, ‘Baahubali: the Lost Legends,’ which is being developed and produced by Rajamouli, Shobu Yarlagadda, and Graphic India Co-Founder Sharad Devarajan.
“The epic storytelling and groundbreaking visuals that Rajamouli created have captivated millions of fans including myself, and the future of Indian cinema shall now always be defined as ‘before Baahubali’ and ‘after Baahubali’. I am so deeply honored and humbled to work with, and learn from Rajamouli, Shobu and the Arka team as we bring their epic world into comics, animation and gaming,” said Sharad Devarajan.