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Owing to the mega success of Baahubali, Netflix in 2018 had announced Baahubali's live-action prequel series called 'Baahubali: Before the Beginning'.
The series is said to be based on Anand Neelakantan’s novel ‘The Rise of Sivagami,’ and the star cast included Mrunal Thakur, Anoop Soni, and Rahul Bose in the lead roles.
A major chunk of the shooting has already been completed and now reports have it that Mrunal Thakur has opted out of the highly anticipated project.
Reportedly Mrunal, who was to play the young Shivagami in the series has walked out of the Baahubali prequel series due to lack of clarity from the team. A source confirmed the same to Pinkvilla and was quoted saying:
"Mrunal is no longer a part of the series due to lack of clarity from the production house after shooting 70% of the film 2 years back...Mrunal has moved on from the project as she had other professional commitments."
South Indian filmmakers Deva Katta and Praveen Sattaru are helming the series and after Mrunal’s exit, the makers are expected to re-shoot with the new team. However, an official announcement is awaited from the makers.
Meanwhile, Mrunal Thakur will be next seen in the Telugu film Jersey's Hindi Remake alongside Shahid Kapoor. She will also be sharing the screen space with Dulquer Salmaan in director Hanu Raghavapudi's upcoming untitled romantic period drama.