The magnum opus ‘Baahubali’ was not just a majestic experience but director SS Rajamouli also gave us some characters that will stay with us forever. Well, we can never forget Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, and Shivagami, but it is Kattappa’s character that took the movie to a new level. Sathyaraj’s performance won millions of heart. If there is anyone whose character was most spoken about after Baahubali (Prabhas), it was of Kattappa.
But is there anyone who feels that someone else could have portrayed this role better? Millions of people wouldn’t even think of anyone except Sathyaraj playing the royal warrior. However, Gulshan Grover, popularly known as the ‘Bad Man’ of Bollywood thinks he would have done a better job if given the chance.
Having done over 400 films, Grover has been B-town’s favourite villain. From playing Sir Juda to Gullu, he has single-handedly ruled the industry when it came to portraying a negative character. And his performance was so real that one could fall under the illusion that he is really an evil soul.
But still, when we think about Kattapa, the loyal soldier of the Mahishmati Empire is there anyone who thinks that Bad Man could have portrayed this role better? This character that Rajamouli penned down has touched everyone’s heart and Satyaraj aced in his performance. However, Grover thinks he would have been a better pick.
“Challenging roles bring out the best in me. I’m greedy and on the lookout for such characters. When I saw Baahubali, I felt Rajamouli had wonderfully penned the character of Kattappa. And the second thing that came to my mind is that I would have played the role better. Had I got the opportunity, the character would have excelled more,” he told Hindustan Times.
The actor believes that he has all the qualities that an actor needs to play a negative character. But was Kattapa really negative?
“There is certain physicality, panache and expression that are required for such roles and I have all of them in me,” he added. The actor also shared that he would love to collaborate with SS Rajamouli and work with him.
Well, we just wonder would anyone want Grover to replace Satyaraj? We love Grover but undoubtedly Kattapa’s character was just made for Satyaraj.
Tell us what do you think about Grover playing Kattapa?