The makers of S S Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Conclusion (Bahubali 2) starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati have taken strict-security measures on its sets after the leak of a couple of videos featuring war scenes.
The Baahubali team recently wrapped up the shooting of Baahubali: The Conclusion and kick-started its post-production works. But the team was left with a shock after graphic designer Krishna allegedly leaked a nine-minute-long video clip, which raised serious concerns over preserving the intrigue, suspense and curiosity-value of the second installment in the Baahubali film series.
The million-dollar question - why Katappa killed Baahubali - has created lot of curiosity about Baahubali: The Conclusion. The makers were said to have put its post-production works on hold. "The producers and director SS Rajamouli are huddled together about the next move. All post-production has been halted until a method to prevent further damage is found," Deccan Chronicle quoted a source as saying.
But talking to International Business Times India, Mahesh S Koneru, publicist for Baahubali, denied the reports that post-production works of Baahubali: The Conclusion are kept on hold. "It is not true. Access has become more strict and more security measures are in place. but post-production work has not been stopped," Mahesh told IBTimes India.
SS Rajamouli's father KV Vijayendra Prasad, who has written story for the Baahubali film series, says that there is little the team can do to prevent something like this from happening again. Hundreds of technicians are working on this mega-budget project and anyone of them can leak anything from the film.
"What happened recently (the piracy) was despicable. Luckily, the plot wasn't revealed. But there is not much we can do to stop such incidents from happening. There are 250 technicians working on post-production. Anyone who feels like showing off to his friends can record and leak the footage. We can only appeal to the good sense of the people who are tempted to do such things," Vijayendra Prasad told DC.