S S Rajamouli, who was born in Raichur in Karnataka, has expressed his interest in making a film on Sri Krishnadevaraya, a popular ruler from South India, in Kannada and Telugu.

In a special interview to Public TV,  Rajamouli revealed that even before he planned "Baahubali", he wanted to make a movie on Sri Krishnadevaraya. Though it failed to materialise, he is still interested.

SS Rajamouli
SS RajamouliTwitter

Rajamouli said that the inspiration for the film came from the classic Kannada film, "Sri Krishnadevaraya". It had Rajkumar, Bharathi and Jayanthi in the lead roles, and was directed by legendary filmmaker B R Panthulu.

However, the director is not sure when the project is going to happen.

Rajamouli had also expressed his interest in making a movie on the epic, Mahabharatha.

Currently, the ace director is busy with the second instalment of "Baahubali". The first part was released on 10 July and it emerged as the biggest South Indian hit. The first instalment was made with a budget of Rs 130 crore and the makers will spend Rs 120 crore for the second instalment.

The producer is still reaping profits with the first instalment grossing close to Rs 550 crore worldwide. The film is running successfully in limited screens in most of the key centres. It was released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. All the four versions have done well at the box office.

"Baahubali" stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Tamanna Bhatia in the key roles with Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan playing important roles.