Any talk about Baahubali is incomplete without the mention of the central hero – Prabhas. This Telugu star has become synonymous to the movie and why wouldn’t he be? He has been working on this one film for the last 5 years. While the shoots for this movie were gruelling what with its action and war sequences, his fitness regimes were far more strenuous. As per reports in Mid-day, Prabhas had to maintain two kinds of physique for both his characters. For the royal character (Amarendra Baahubali) he had to bulk up while for Shivudu’s character he had to go lean. What we saw were the results but little do people know, a lot of hard work went into making it happen. His Fitness Trainer Laksman Reddy shared a few details about the regime while speaking with Mid-day,”As Baahubali, Prabhas had to build a lot of muscle and for the son’s character, Shivudu, he had to look lean. His physique fluctuated for more than four years; that was difficult. Prabhas weighed almost 100 kgs with his body fat percentage staying in the range of 9-10. For the younger character, he had to build a toned body with minimal muscles.” Also Read: 100 million views! SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 trailer clocks in a record breaking number within a week
Along with a strict diet schedule which differed for both characters, Prabhas was allowed to cheat after every 20 days. “He loves biryani, so he was allowed that. At times, he’d ask for junk food. I was strict, but understood his cravings. I was continuously monitoring his food intake and workouts,” Reddy further revealed. The trainer also mentioned that despite heavy shoot schedules, he never missed out on his workouts. Reddy was amazed by his dedication. Clearly, it’s all paying off now.
Recently, the makers released the much awaited Bahaubali 2 trailer. It was everything the fans imagined it to be and lots more. Right from its breathtaking landscapes to its war sequences to the powerful characters – every element of the trailer was worthy of praise. Reportedly, it took makers 25 versions to get the final trailer ready. It was one of the most talked about trailers of 2017 as it clocked in 50 Millions view within 24 hours. The movie also stars Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty. The movie is all set to release on 28th April, 2017.