Prabhas has been one of the most influential actors of the Indian cinema especially after his blockbuster film ‘Bahubali’ and ‘Baahubali 2.’ He has truly been phenomenal and he gained immense appreciation for his brilliant on-screen presence. Bahubali has been the most successful film in the career of Prabhas and it has surely made him an overnight superstar. Prabhas has always been a treat to watch on the big screens and his personality, style and acting skills have won the hearts of many Indian cinema fans.
According to the reports, after the success of his film ‘Baahubali 2,’ Prabhas was got many offers as everyone noticed the potential of this superstar. According to the sources, this superstar was also offered a film alongside the Bollywood superstar actress, Deepika Padukone but he rejected it. Prabhas immediately started off with ‘Saaho’ after the release of ‘Baahubali 2’ with Shraddha Kapoor but later when he was given an offer to act opposite Deepika, he refused.
Talking more on it, you’ll be surprised to know the name of the film which Prabhas rejected. The film which this superstar had rejected was ‘Padmaavat.’ According to the news, Prabhas heard the narration of this epic drama film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali but he did not sign his dream project and rejected the role. According to the reports of Filmibeat, a source close to the project said,
“Once Prabhas heard the narration and the scope of his role, he reportedly did not want to sign the Bhansali dream project.”
According to the sources, it is further being said that Prabhas was not interested in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film because he wasn’t being offered an impactful role and since he has worked in Baahubali films and spent his 5 years to get that image of his, he would lose most of it if he doesn’t get a major and impactful role. So the reason of Prabhas not acting in the film alongside Deepika Padukone was just that he wasn’t offered a central role.
The source of Filmibeat said,
‘Prabhas’ reasoning could have been that since Raja Ratan Singh didn’t have a meaty role in Padmaavat, all the hard work and image that he had worked for having invested 5 years in the Baahubali films would have lost its impact. He was looking for nothing less than a central role at par with that of Deepika Padukone.
Prabhas has surely been the superstar of the South Indian film industry. He wasn’t that famous in the Bollywood film industry before but after the launch of his ‘Baahubali’ series, this South superstar turned very famous in the Bollywood film industry as well. After building such an image in the Indian film industry, the thing can be that this superstar is now not willing to degrade himself with small or irrelevant roles in the Bollywood films. So now this superstar is just looking forward to central and impactful roles.
The fact which is now also surprising for the Bollywood fans is that Shahid Kapoor was not the first choice of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This legendary director had first approached the South Indian superstar, Prabhas for this iconic role of ‘Raja Ratan Singh.’ After he faced a rejection from Prabhas, then he went to Shahid to offer him this role.
On the other side, if we talk about the film Padmaavat, it has been one of the most successful films of the year 2018 and has received a great response from the Bollywood fans. Shahid Kapoor completely suits in the role of ‘Raja Rawal Ratan Singh’ and he receives immense appreciation from the Bollywood fans. Prabhas could have worked in the film but it seems that he has been searching something more than this and so he doesn’t have any personal problem with Deepika, but the role which he was offered was not of his choice.