SS Rajamouli's directorial 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' continues to spread its magic across the world, with Prabhas becoming more of a household name for playing a larger-than-life role in the movie. Indeed, it is difficult to get over the phenomenal success the movie has garnered and so has been the case with Prabhas, who admits to be facing withdrawal symptoms post the end of the 'Baahubali' saga.
The actor asserted that in his journey of five years with the movie, he has been more of 'Baahubali' than being himself and that it became his life to some extent.
"It is always difficult to move on from something that you have been associated with for this long. In these five years, 'Baahubali' has not been a part of my life, it has been my life. I have been more of Baahubali than my own self in these years," Prabhas told PTI in an interview.
"So, withdrawal symptoms are natural but what's overpowering right now is all the love that people across the nation are showering on me," said the 37-year-old.
Interestingly, Prabhas was so dedicated towards the SS Rajamouli directorial that he didn't sign any other project in five years.
Made in two parts, "Baahubali: The Beginning" and "Baahubali: The Conclusion", the S S Rajamouli-directed CGI-heavy fantasy drama is breaking all records.
The movie, whose second part released on April 28, continues its run in theatres with collections of Rs 1,600 plus crore. The Hindi version alone earned Rs 500 crore. Its impending China release is expected to help it cross the Rs 2,000 crore figure at the box office.
Prabhas, who has become something of a rage with his portrayal of the heroic character and his son in the royal drama, says he always knew that doing this film would be "a once in a lifetime opportunity".
Buzz has already begun of a Bollywood debut with Rajamouli and Karan Johar, who distributed the Hindi version of the film. But Prabhas isn't giving anything away. "There is no immediate plan but it will be quite interesting. Working with Rajamouli and Karan is home ground for me now having worked with them for such a long time. But I think 'Baahubali' has paved the way for pan Indian films."
The actor can't stop praising Rajamouli and says he is fascinated by the director's ability to transform his vision into reality. "How much ever I talk about Rajamouli sir will be less. To call him a genius is an understatement. He doesn't only have a powerful vision but also knows of ways and means to make that come to life."
Though "Baahubali" continues to make waves, Prabhas has already moved on to his next project -- "Saaho", which he says will be released simultaneously in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.
"My character in 'Saaho' is completely contrasting to my character in 'Baahubali' and I am quite excited about it. It is too early to reveal anything about the film yet but all I can say that we have the best teams working, we have a massive vision for it and it's conceptually very strong."