In an interview with SS Rajamouli, Prabhas discussed his next movie Salaar and revealed how challenging it is to suddenly become well-known worldwide.
Actors Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran, together with the Salaar crew and director Prashanth Neel, had an open discussion with director SS Rajamouli. The normally reserved Prabhas spoke up about everything throughout the chat, from nearly turning down the project to unexpectedly being well-known all over the world after Baahubali’s release.
Prior to Baahubali making him a household name throughout the globe, Prabhas was a rising star in the Telugu film industry for a few years. The actor discussed how it went for him, saying, “It was tough after Baahubali.” I had no idea what to do. I abruptly moved from the Telugu cinema business to the global and Indian markets.
He described how, all of a sudden, he was not able to travel overseas with the privacy that he had previously enjoyed. “Abruptly, while I was in Italy, someone approached me. They didn’t understand English, yet they called me by name. Another person said that the man recognized me because he had seen Baahubali, and I had accused Rajamouli of stealing my private,” the man said.
Following the premiere of Baahubali, Prabhas’s fans held him in high regard. In fact, many people felt that he ought to have appeared in a movie like that once KGF: Chapter 1 came out. Prabhas remarked, “Everywhere I went, everybody were talking about KGF, and I hadn’t watched the movie yet. I was subsequently introduced to Prashanth, but we’re both so bashful that we spoke about everything but collaborating. He didn’t approach me for Salaar until later.
At that point, Prabhas was dubious because he had already committed to other projects. “I thought about declining. However, I worried that my admirers would murder me if they found out. Despite my preoccupation with Nag Ashwin’s Kalki 2898 AD, I consented. I ended up filming for 102 days instead of the 45 days they had originally requested.