Wamiq Gabbi to play Sivagami in the Netflix series Baahubali Before The Beginning
Streaming giant Netflix is coming up with a new series, which is the prequel to the two ‘Baahubali’ films. Titled as ‘Baahubali Before The Beginning’, the series is based onon Anand Neelakantan’s 2017 and 2020 novels ‘The Rise of Sivagami’, ‘Chaturanga’ and ‘Queen of Mahishmathi’. Its shoot had started in 2018 with Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru as the directors. Bollywood actress Mrunal Thakur was roped in to play the role of Sivagami, which was done originally by Ramya Krishnan in SS Rajamouli’s film versions. However, the series got scrapped after 80% of shoot was over as Netflix was unhappy with the output and wanted a total revamp.
As per latest reports, ‘Jannat’ fame Kunal Deshmukh and ‘The Girl On the Train’ fame Ribhu Dasgupta are on board to direct ‘Baahubali Before The Beginning’. The makers have also signed Punjabi actress Wamiqa Gabbi to play Sivagami’s part. She has previously acted in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Pubjabi films. Wamiqa is familiar with the Malayali audience thanks to her smashing performance in ‘Godha’. She recently made a highly impressive digital debut with ‘Grahan’, streaming on Disney + Hotstar.