After the success of Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, several brands have been trying to rope in lead actor Prabhas to endorse their product.
It is known that the 37-year-old actor dedicated 5 years of his career solely to ‘Baahubali’. In fact, we have also heard that the actor has rejected a whopping amount of 18 crores worth brand endorsement during the filming of the magnum opus.
Prabhas, who has been an accomplished name down South, was approached by the brands ranging from apparel, shoes to fitness and FMCG products, but the actor held his ground.
This is not the first time that Prabhas is being followed by brand for commercial endorsements. After the release of Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), the actor was flooded with similar offers. Director SS Rajamouli has also revealed in an interview that Prabhas, during the shoot of Baahubali 2, let go off an endorsement worth 10 crores, as he wanted to concentrate on the film.
Rajamouli had said, “Prabhas had three consecutive hits and producers kept running after him with money but he only focused on Baahubali.” But Prabhas had not received his due payment for Baahubali and having not signed up any other work for 5 years; he was almost without any money! It was his single-minded focus on the movie that he “instructed his manager not to demand anything from producers and take anything they give.”
The director added, “There was a time when he (Prabhas) was stressed for money.” However, even at that point of time, he did not accept other offers that came knocking at his door.
Praising Prabhas, Rajamouli added, “The whole film ‘ Baahubali’ was possible because of Prabhas, who being a lead actor in the south film industry, believed in this project and gave five years of his life to the film. I don’t think anybody can get so much involved in the project with that kind of passion, time and commitment.”
The film has crossed Rs 1000 crore mark at the global Box Office across all languages and continues its winning spree across the globe.
Currently, Prabhas is in the US for a month-long holiday. The actor has already signed his next project, yet another larger than life big ticket trilingual film, Saaho. Prabhas will begin shooting for his next in July.