India’s new heartthrob Prabhas is celebrating his birthday today. He is 38 now. It is, indeed, a special birthday for him given that 2017 has been an eventful year in his professional life. While he was a household name down south, Prabhas made his presence felt in other parts of the country following the release of Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015. And he was missing from the action on the big screen for nearly two years as he was busy shooting for Baahubali: The Conclusion, which released earlier this year, and went on to become India’s biggest earner globally.
The film catapulted Prabhas to a superstardom worldwide. So much so that the media reports suggested that he impressed the makers of hit TV series Game of Thrones with his Baahubali character.
Not just south, he can give the established actors of Bollywood a run for their money. The dubbed Hindi version of Baahubali 2 raked in more than Rs 500 crore even as the biggest Bollywood titles starring biggest names grapple to hit the Rs 100 crore mark.
Eminem once famously said in his song, “Superstardom’s close to postmortem.” Words of a wise man. Prabhas’ personal life, especially the romantic side of it has constantly made headlines, given that there is a huge amount of interest among his fans.
After Why did Kattapa kill Baahubali?, the new billion dollar question is when will Prabhas get married, and to whom? While the actor has clearly said he has no plans to get hitched anytime soon, the rumour-mongers never cease to amaze.
Here the popular rumours about Prabhas’ romantic life that made headlines.
Prabhas postponed wedding for Baahubali
When Prabhas was shooting for Baabubali 2, rumours suggested that he was engaged to an engineering student, handpicked by his parents. It was further speculated that he was supposed to get married in 2015. However, he postponed the wedding due to his Baahubali shooting commitments. Well, that did not hold much water.
Prabhas dating Anushka Shetty?
The nations seem to be smitten by the onscreen chemistry between Prabhas and Anushka Shetty. Even as they had acted together in a few movies in the past, after setting the screen on fire in Baahubali 2, the fans want them to become a couple in real life too. The rumour mills have been on overdrive alleging a romantic relationship between Prabhas and Anushka, even after they repeatedly clarified that they are nothing more than friends. Recently speculations were rife that they will be trying the knot soon. As usual, it was not true.
Rana Daggubati’s matrimonial ad for Prabhas
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) January 20, 2016
Off-the-screen they are the best of friends. Rana Daggubati made a hilarious matrimonial ad for Prabhas as the fans were obsessed with the latter’s dating life. “36-year-old warrior & military leader from a respectable nomad family. 6’2, Extremely well-built- will help with heavy household chores. Climbs mountains whenever he spots a marriage prospect, but he is not a stalker. Adept at make-up can do the bride’s makeup as well,” he wrote in his post.
Prabhas getting married to an industrialist daughter?
Earlier this year, some media reports said Prabhas will get married in 2018. A Times of India report suggested the family of Bhupathi Raju, chairman of Raasi Cements, was apparently in talks with Prabhas’s family for a possible alliance.
Prabhas had a tough time rejecting proposals
If the media reports were to be believed, the Saaho star rejected as many as 6,000 marriage proposals while he was shooting for Baahubali. No wonder, why he says he gets annoyed by questions related to his marriage.