Baahubali director SS Rajamouli has said that he regrets discussing Sridevi's casting for the film publicly and added that it was a mistake.
Rajamouli had earlier said in an interview that they couldn't cast Sridevi due to her 'demands'.
"There were rumours that I asked for ₹10 crore," said Sridevi and added that she was hurt by Rajamouli's remark.
According to a report in DNA, Rajamouli was quoted as saying, "As for whose version to believe, I guess it is for people to decide. But one thing is for sure, I shouldn't have discussed the details on a public platform. That's a mistake. And I regret it."
"I have huge respect for Srideviji as a flag-bearer of the southern film industries in Mumbai for many years. I wish her all the best. And I wish Mom a big success as the trailer looks very intriguing and promising," he added.
Rajamouli, in an interview to a regional channel, went on the record saying that the team was 'lucky' that Sridevi rejected the offer to play Sivagami.