Director Rajamouli explained how his magnum opus, Baahubali won international success, without ads. He revealed the publicity techniques and tremendous team work that went behind it. The film, especially the second part, rode to success, just on the curiosity of the audience on Why Katappa Killed Baahubali (WKKB). He also spoke about why they settled on Ramya Krishna to play the role of Sivagami. Stating that it was fortunate, he said that they spoke to Bollywood actress Sridevi first. But she demanded heavy remuneration and in view of extra expenditure on her stay in luxury hotel, etc., they dropped her, he revealed.