There’s something about Prabhas that catches you off-guard right from the moment he begins to talk about his upcoming magnum opus Baahubali : The Conclusion, directed by SS Rajamouli. The stardom that has come along with the film’s success hasn’t changed him. At least, not yet. While he’s visibly tired of warding off the question – Why Kattappa killed Baahubali? – which he has faced a million times during the ongoing relentless promotional campaign for the film, the actor brims with joy as he goes down the memory lane to talk about his friendship with filmmaker SS Rajamouli, which sowed the seeds for the two-part epic war drama.

The film has turned him into a big star who’s now a household name across the nation; however, he remains as modest as ever about his contribution to the film. “Baahubali is a result of Rajamouli’s passion for cinema. All I did was trust him blindly and dedicate all my time and energy to make his dream come true,” Prabhas states, as a matter-of-fact. Truth is, in Rajamouli’s own words, the film might not have been possible without Prabhas’ faith in the project. “Show me a star who’s willing to dedicate three-and-a-half years of his life to a project and I’ll think of making another Baahubali,” Rajamouli said during the audio launch ceremony in Chennai a few days ago.

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