Kannada star Sudeep has commenced shooting for his third Telugu movie, Baahubali, the magnum opus being directed by acclaimed film-maker S S Rajamouli. However, Sudeep will be appearing in a cameo in the movie, which went on the floors last month.
Sudeep shot to limelight in Tollywood through Rajamouli’s Eega. The actor appeared in a negative role and received much acclaim for his role. However, subsequently, he was not seen in any major role in a Telugu movie. Earlier this year, he was seen in a guest role in Shock, a Telugu 3-D movie, which had Allari Naresh in the lead role.
In Baahubali, he will be seen in the role of an arms dealer. He will share the screen space with Tamil star Sathyaraj in the movie.
The actor is currently shooting for the movie in Hyderabad, involving sword fight with Sathyaraj. His portion will be canned within 4 days. The lead star cast of Baahubali include Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Prabhas. Several top actors from Tamil and Telugu cinema are part of the movie.
Sudeep’s popularity is on a steady rise in Tollywood. Recently, one of his hit Kannada movies, Kamannana Makkalu, was dubbed into Telugu and released as Eela. The performance of the movie was average. More number of Kannada movies featuring Sudeep in the lead are lined up for release in Telugu.
Meanwhile, the actor has not announced any new Kannada project, as he is keen on spending time with his family members.