'Baahubali 2' team begins filming climax portion

Updated on : Jun 13,2016   1:38 pm

Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) The makers of S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2" on Monday began filming the climax portion of the film, which will be shot over a period of 10 weeks at the Ramoji Film City here.

"After months of pre-planning and rehearsing, the team has started filming the climax portion. An epic war sequence will be shot in this final schedule and the shoot will go on till August. Prabhas (actor) has been training rigorously over the last couple of months for this portion," a source from the film's unit told IANS.

International stunt choreographers have been roped in to shoot this portion.

"Lee Whittaker, known for his action direction in films such as 'Lingaa' and 'Baahubali', is also the action director of 'Baahubali 2', along with Brad Allan and his team, known for their work on Kingsman series," the source said.

Larnell Stovall, who worked on "The Hunger Games" series and Salman Khan's "Sultan", is also part of the film. Morne Van Tonder, who had worked in "The Hobbit" franchise, is key stunt rigger for the climax.

The film also stars Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty.

If everything goes as planned, the film will hit the screens on April 18, 2017.