The continuation of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Bahubali (Bahubali-The Conclusion) is slowly gaining pace and the star director has started finalizing the remaining artistes. The other crucial role in the movie- Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubati) is being carefully crafted and the star director has reportedly picked up Shriya Saran for the role of his better-half. New found beauty Lavanya Tripathi was initially thought of pairing with the muscle-man but Rajamouli zeroed-in on sizzling Shriya as Lavanya may appear too young for Rana, it is said. Since Anushka Shetty essays the lead role, an equally strong and senior actress is required as Bhallala is the brother of Bahubali, industry sources said.
At present, Bahubali shooting is going on in Ramoji Film City and Shriya Saran could join them at any moment.
Shriya has at last acted in the ANR-Nagarjuna-Chaitu flick “Manam”