Mumbai: “Gulebakavali”, a lavish costume drama featuring Prabhudeva and Hansika Motwani has undergone a budget enhancement, just to keep up with the standard set by “Baahubali”. After the spectacular success of S.S. Rajamouli’s two-part spectacle, all costume dramas in the country have a new benchmark to live up to.
Director Kalyan S’s team for “Gulebakavali” is trying to ensure that the film has at least some scenes spectacular enough to compare with “Baahubali”. “Even if we get 10 to 15 minutes of footage that is comparable with ‘Baahubali’, we are happy,” Prabhudeva said, adding that “Baahubali” is a game-changer for costume dramas.
“The level of acceptability for the costume drama has changed. In ‘Gulebakavali’, we are spending close to three months on the special effects to make sure audiences don’t feel cheated,” he said. Full of praise for Rajamouli, Prabhudeva added: “I’ve known him for years. He has always been a path-breaker. I did his ‘Rowdy Rathod’ in Hindi. I’d love to work with him in the near future.