Rajamouli said mythology was in his blood. He had grown up reading ‘Balaramayana,’ ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ comics and books on kings which were available in Telugu, he said. He said the character he liked the most in ‘Mahabharatha’ was that of Karna. “I used to get goose bumps and tears in my eyes reading his story,” he said. To a question, Rajamouli said story and screenplay were more important than cinematography in a film.