Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reference to South money-spinner in his colourful UP election speech adds to buzz around the upcoming film
Sonil Dedhia (MID-DAY; March 16, 2017)

After offering edge-of-seat excitement to the audience, filmmaker SS Rajamouli is set to unveil the trailer of his much-awaited magnum opus, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, today. Bahubali: The Beginning (2015) raked in an estimated Rs 600 crore worldwide. Apart from box office collections, the other showstopper was the film's climax that forced the audience to wait for part two with bated breath. In fact, it also caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

While addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district last month, Modi said that BJP, if voted to power, will bring criminals in the state to book, just the way "Kattappa killed Bahubali in the movie"

He added, "In the movie, a character called Bahubali was killed by Kattappa. After March 11 (election results), the police's baton will take care of them (criminals) like Kattappa did."

With the results now out, the video of Modi's speech is creating a buzz around the film, which releases next month.

The film's spokesperson says, "We were pleased when PM Modi spoke about Bahubali. We knew Kattappa's character had caught the attention of the nation, but we didn't think Modiji was aware of it."