Producer Shobhu Yarlagadda says his team has planned to complete the shooting of "Baahubali: The Conclusion" as early as possible and release it this year.

SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali: The Beginning" ended abruptly with an announcement that its sequel, titled "Baahubali: The Conclusion", would release in 2016. Movie buffs are eagerly waiting for it. To their disappointment, it was rumoured that its pre-production was delayed, and the movie might not hit screens by the end of this year. 

The producer has now said the film unit of "Baahubali" started shooting some important scenes of the sequel in Kerala today, and the filming will continue for 15 days. "Yes, we are leaving tonight and the shoot will start in Kerala from tomorrow," Shobhu Yarlagadda told Deccan Chronicle on Monday when asked about the Kerala schedule.

The film unit had completed 40% of the shooting of "Baahubali: The Conclusion" much before the release of the first part. The team kick-started the filming of the remaining portions at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad on 17 December, 2015. Actor Prabhas and actress Ramya Krishna took part in the shooting there for three weeks and finished some important scenes.

The team has chosen Kunnar Port for its second schedule. While talking about this schedule, the producer confirmed its release this year. "(At least) 40% of the shoot was completed during that of part 1; we are planning to complete the rest as soon as possible as we plan to release it this year," Shobhu said.

"Baahubali: The Beginning" was a huge success at the box office, and became a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema. There are huge expectations from its sequel. SS Rajamouli and team are well aware of this, and are leaving no stone unturned to meet the audiences' expectations.