Who Stopped Prabhas, Rana?
Actor Prabhas was all set to attend the “Shiva to Vangaveeti” event on Tuesday night. Everything had been confirmed. Prabhas had already given his nod. Director Rajamouli too approved it. Welcome standees for Prabhas were placed at the venue.
But in the last minute, there was major change that said to have stopped Prabhas gracing the do leaving his fans in disappointment.
A version of story doing the rounds in industry circles is that Prabhas and Rana were asked to stop as soon as the news of Big B Amitabh Bachchan’s absence was confirmed. Reportedly, Rajamouli said to have advised Prabhas, Rana not to come.
Had Amitabh came, both Prabhas and Rana along with Rajamouli would have come and definitely this puts Amitabh in a condition such that he’d say at least few words about Baahubali, Rajamouli, Prabhas and Rana.
And this could have got huge mileage to Baahubali and again Amitabh’s comments on Baahubali would have gained national significance and thus covered widely by national media and in turn help the sequel, Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Although RGV is the best in doing such marketing gimmicks and chalking promotional strategies, Rajamouli is only next to RGV in such things. The director ace had planned well such that Baahubali team would steal the show at “Shiva to Vangaveeti” and would be highlighted in national media.
But all plans have gone haywire as Amitabh couldn’t attend due to technical snag developed in his charter flight. This led Rajamouli to adopt plan B as per which he seems to have asked Prabhas, Rana not to come as the event may not be the same.
And to an extent, Rajamouli was indeed right and event failed to some extent due to lack of planning, poor coordination. Rajamouli behind Prabhas, Rana absent was just a story circulating and it could not be assumed true.
On the whole, it was RGV, Nagarjuna who stole the show but no one else. Thus RGV achieved his purpose again and managed to gain maximum out of the do for his own product Vangaveeti but nothing else.