There's no denial that film industry has always had a great influence on the people of India. Over the years, Indian film actors have made a tremendous impression in the world of international cinema which is clear from the number of offers they have received in Hollywood.
Coming to child artistes, we very well remember the child actors from film Slumdog Millionaire who shot to international fame.
But there is another side to child actors. The adorable cute little kids who play several different roles for some big names in the industry can surprise you when it comes to their gender. Confused? Imagine a girl-child actor performing the kid version of a film's HERO, who is a male.
It happened in Baahubali. Try and remember the opening shots of the film when Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan) tries to save the infant Mahendra Baahubali and sacrifices her life in order to protect the child from the heavy waves. Well, that wasn't a boy-child, because....
Akshitha Valslan is the name of the girl-child you see in the picture. Unbelievable, but the same child grew up to be Baahubali. At the time of the shoot, she was just 18 months old and it took almost five days for the team to shoot scenes she was a part of. This is how she landed the role without audition.
When the film was being shot in Kerala, Valslan was the production executive and his daughter Akshitha coincidentally became a part of the film, according to KKonect 24X7. Akshitha's parents, Valslan and Smitha, come from Neeleeswaram, Ernakulam district of the Kerala state.
The child in the next photograph was also rumoured to be a part of Baahubali.
The first rumour surfaced in the media which mentioned that the child seen in Prabhas's Instagram click is the one shown in the film when Baahubali grows up.
She was fan's child. It is said that he was a kid of the family who visited the sets while the shoot was going on.
When asked about Akshitha's future plans, her father said, "This was totally unexpected. And if more such events were to happen, she could be seen acting again." KKonect 24X7 quoted him saying this.
While the above secrets were being unravelled, it was also revealed by media that Rana Daggubati's one eye suffers from some kind of impairment, according to Indian Express.
Indian Express also mentioned that Prabhas became penniless during the shoot of Baahubali.
According to India Today reports, Prabhas will marry the granddaughter of Raasi Cements Chairman, Bhupathi Raju.