I’M NOT EVEN THINKING OF MARRIAGE: PRABHAS
What’s making the Baahubali actor’s pulse race is not a romance, but the shooting of his trilingual thriller Saaho
Some actors become inseparable from particular characters they play. For Prabhas, that role has to be Baahubali. And with it, has come a huge female fan base — Baahubali is the perfect man, and the actor who plays him so well acquires the same aura.
Therefore, reports of his impending marriage broke hearts around the country. There were rumours, too, that he was dating his co-star Anushka Shetty. But for the legions of his female fans, here is some good news: Prabhas is not getting hitched anytime soon.
“At present, my [female] fans don’t need to worry,” quips Prabhas. “I’m not doing any such thing (getting married) now. I’m not even thinking about it,” he says, laughing softly, and adds, “I feel lucky that so many people admire me.”
According to what Prabhas says, what’s really making his pulse race right now is not a girlfriend but a new film. The actor, who is shooting for Sujeeth’s Saaho, a trilingual action drama, is “very excited” to work on the film.
Talking about Prabhas’ marriage, the one thing that comes to mind is the hilarious ‘Wanted: Bride for Baahubali’ matrimonial ad put up by Rana Daggubati, the villainous Bhallaladeva in Baahubali, early last year on his Twitter page. Asked about it, Prabhas laughs it off. “Did [Rana] say I am getting married?” he says, laughing again.
The actor denies dating Anushka, saying that people spread such rumours when a male actor is cast opposite a particular female actor more than once. And Prabhas played the lead with Anushka in four films: Billa (2009), Mirchi (2013), and Baahubali 1 and 2.
“Such stories are common,” says Prabhas. “I was expecting this. If you work with one [female] actor in more than two films, then people tend to start spreading such rumours. It’s normal for me now. Earlier, I used to feel bad and say, ‘How could they write this?’ But now, such stories don’t bother me. I am okay with them.”
At present, my [female] fans don’t need to worry. I’m not doing any such thing (getting married) now. I feel lucky that so many people admire me PRABHAS, ACTOR