As fans of Balakrishna are eagerly waiting for his upcoming movie "Gautamiputra Satakarni", the cast and crew of the movie got a huge shock. Few rumors started circulating that some scenes from the movie were copied from Bollywood epic historical romance 'Bajirao Mastani" directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In the movie Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra were the lead.
GPSK director Krish got very emotional and reacted high on those reports. He denied all those “copy” rumours. He called GPSK as “Telugu Jathi Gouravam” (Telugu Pride) and said, "it’s unfair for few to spread rurmours that it is copied from a Hindi film that has no connection in any manner."
"At a time when Telugu director is attempting to make all Telugus proud and working hard, few Telugus trying to pull him down is unfair", added a source in the unit.
"While GPSK is based on Satavahana ruler Satakarni and Bajirao Mastani was about Bajirao. They both have no match at all. And visuals copying from them is baseless" the director added.
Krish said "people have been working round the clock to make the film in record time. Three teams have been working in three shifts for the high-quality Visual Effects. In order to bring authenticity, the film is shot in the picturesque locales in North Africa and along the border of Russia where top Hollywood films were shot earlier."
Gautamiputra Satakarni has total four battle sequences. They have been shot in four primary locations and few other locations.
There are around 1000 Satavahana and Greek soldiers who will be battling with 200 horses, camels and 20 chariots in the scenic locations of Mount Kazbek in Georgia. A massive naval battle will also be shown in the film.
Krish shot the film in Morocco and Georgia, In India, Hyderabad and Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh will be showcased in the film.
BY M. DIVYA SRI