Director SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali, which has emerged as one of the biggest Indian blockbusters, has now caught the attention of international buyers, so much so that the distributors in Europe are fighting for its rights.
International rights of Baahubali have already been sold in Latin America and China. "There's a great demand for Baahubali in Europe. There's never been so much demand for an Indian film. Several distributors are literally fighting to buy the film's rights. This is really good from Indian films' perspective," said filmmaker and European distributor Pierre Assouline on the sidelines of Indywood Film Market. (Also Read: Why Kilikili Language Was Invented For Baahubali)
"Film market is the need of the hour. It helps in finding films international distributors. I'm sure there are many good Indian films that deserve a release in other countries as well," he added.
Mr Assouline is among several distributors who've come to attend IMF, hoping to find Indian films to invest in. (Also Read: There Will be a Baahubali 3, Says Director Rajamouli)
The second part of the film, Baahubali - The Conclusion, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty, will release in 2016.