Here's how Prabhas became a pan India star with Baahubali and the craze that followed
They say, when an actor surrenders himself completely to his character, a true artist is born. The same way, Prabhas did not only reject film offers but also said no to brand endorsements, showing pure dedication for 5 whole years to Baahubali. The dedication and sheer commitment to the film and his character gave India its first ever 'Pan-India Star'. After the release of Baahubali, he became a household name, that's how the birth of India's first Pan-India actor took place.
A lot of different events from time to time prove that his arrival as a Pan-India star is legitimate.
Baahubali Ganesh Idol
The country has seen it's most beloved god Ganesh in many forms be it a cricketer, an artist or anything else but with Baahubali craze sweeping over the nation it was the first time a character was chosen for the idol and it resulted in a Baahubali themed Ganesh idol. This goes on lengths to show how the fever had begun and Prabhas had entered a new realm altogether as multiple pandals went for the new avatar sculptures.
Prabhas had a huge fan following which helped make his movie a global hit however the star was mostly a known face in South. However the film changed everything as a lot of fan clubs started to take shape in the northern parts of India with multiple fan groups originating from places like Punjab and Bihar as Prabhas started to become a household name and became the face of a Pan-India star.
Food too wasn't left out as the titular character played by Prabhas got a thaali named after itself. Stacked with Devsena praatha, Kattapa biryani, Bhalladeva Patiala Lassi, Sivagami Shaahi Pakwan and topped with Baahubali parathas loaded with butter and chesse toppings the thali sent the internet into frenzy as the fandom went on growing seeing no ends.
A lady cop from Ahemdabad in other instance showed her love for the star by cutting a cake on his birthday. The cop had tears in her eye while speaking about the actor and this shows how a strong cop too couldn't help herself when gushing over the Pan-India star.
Prabhas on Birthday Cake
Not only the adults but the kids tok were in awe of Prabhas. Prabhas found his way on kids birthday cakes as well as the popularity kept on growing for India's first Pan-India star. He has his own action figures and bags, books, etc. themes made after him and thus began the craze of Pan-India star and movies.