SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 and its first part has made Prabhas a superstar in India and abroad. But does anyone know that the movie Baahubali which has rendered him so much stardom and popularity has also made him bankrupt? Well, here is the story of Baahubali 1 and 2 hero, Prabhas’s journey from rags to riches that will shock you.
With the massive success of Baahubali 2, globally goes on the story of actor Prabhas, the main lead of the movie that how he had the scarcity of money during the making of the magnum opus, Baahubali 2. The movie had made Rs 1500 crore collection at the box office worldwide but the actor in the main lead had to suffer a lot for this epic role in the film. Both the editions of Baahubali took a time of five years to complete and Prabhas had gone penniless during five years. Do you know the reason why? Well, read on to get the answer to this question.
Reason why Prabhas went bankrupt while shooting for Baahubali 2
With the success of the first part of Baahubali came the fact that Baahubali 2 would be more massive and extraordinary than its first edition. When Baahubali 2 was released it did the enormous box office collection worldwide fetching humongous revenues for everyone who was part of the film. But during its making, Prabhas broke out financially many times due to his commitment to the filmmakers of the Baahubali 2. The actor Prabhas did not sign a single film or even commercial advertisements during those five years when both the parts of Baahubali was on the floor for shooting. He was so dedicated to his character in the film that he declined the offer of Rs 10 crore to appear in the advertisement after the success of Baahubali 1.
In fact, after the success of Baahubali 1, producers and directors kept offering him big money projects but Prabhas did not let his focus disturbed. His loyalty and dedication towards work won SS Rajamouli’s heart and he promised Prabhas to help him and be with him throughout his life.
Success of Baahubali 2 paid him (Prabhas) off well
During the making of the film Baahubali 2, Prabhas did not even get his due payments as the entire money of the filmmaker was at stake till it got astounding success. Well, now the patience and the perseverance of the actor Prabhas had paid him off well as the Baahubali 2 has become a blockbuster and had done a record breaking business in the world box office.
On the present day, Prabhas got the highest payment amongst the cast and crew of Baahubali series which is Rs 25 crore, which is commendable for his dedication and the efforts.