Updated December 20th, 2023 at 23:18 IST
Ahead of Salaar release, Prabhas reveals people in Italy recognised him from Rajamouli’s Baahubali
Prabhas is gearing up for the release of Salaar. Ahead of the film's release, he recalled people still remembering him for the action drama film Baahubali.
The Baahubali franchise helped Prabhas gain massive fame not just in the country but overseas. The second part of the SS Rajamouli directorial remains the second-highest film worldwide to date. In a recent discussion, ahead of his upcoming film Salaar, Prabhaas opened up about people across the globe still remembering him for Baahubali, even after years of the film’s release.
Prabhas recalls how Baahubali changed his life
The team of Salaar sat for a conversation moderated by Rajamouli. In the video shared by production house Hombale Films on its official X page, Prabhas recalled how life changed for him after the phenomenal success of Rajamouli's two-part period action drama Baahubali. "After Baahubali, it was really tough. I didn't know what to do. Suddenly, I went from the Telugu industry to India to Japan. I went to Italy and abroad. It is very comfortable because no one knows us there.
The actor recalled a particular incident that took place in Italy after the release of Baahubali. He recalled, "In Italy, I was standing outside a Dolce Gabbana store and suddenly a man came, couldn't even speak English and he said 'Prabhas'. He didn't say Baahubali, he said Prabhas. I was like 'Rajamouli, I can't even live here.' But it's so exciting. I thought 'Rajamouli, one film, that's it'," he added.
Prabhas reveals he said yes to Salaar because of SS Rajamouli
In the same conversation, Prabhas praised Prashanth Neel of KGF Films fame for crafting Salaar as a beautiful drama. "Prashanth sir did extraordinary drama, especially me and Prithvi sir. The whole story is between us... There's a beautiful drama between me, the mother, and Shruti Haasan. He's very good in drama, even in KGF we see (drama)...”
Continuing his thought Prabhas recalled calling SS Rajamouli after he got the offer to star in Salaar. He recalled, "I think he got inspired from you (Rajamouli) also because he used to talk about you... When we thought we'll do (Salaar), I called Rajamouli. I always call him. I was like 'Prashanth wants to do a film', and he was like 'Don't even think, just do it'," Prabhas said.
(With inputs from PTI)
Published December 20th, 2023 at 23:18 IST