Hyderabad: In anticipation of his upcoming birthday, Telugu superstar Prabhas has received a unique and special gift from Twitter, formerly known as X. The social media platform has introduced a custom emoji inspired by his character from the highly anticipated film “Salaar: Part One – Ceasefire.” Prabhas, already a symbol of stardom and adoration for millions of fans, gained international recognition with the monumental success of director S.S. Rajamouli’s “Baahubali” franchise. His fanbase extends not only across India but to countries like Japan, South Korea, the UAE, the US, Russia, Thailand, the UK, and Australia, making him a truly global sensation.
Twitter’s decision to introduce an emoji in his honor reflects the actor’s massive and far-reaching popularity. The emojis were unveiled by the official Twitter handle of the film “Salaar” with hashtags such as #Prabhas, #SalaarCeaseFireOnDec22, #SalaarCeaseFire, and #SalaarComingBloodySoon. This special emoji release has heightened the excitement surrounding the movie, which is already anticipated to be one of the biggest films of 2023. Directed by Prashanth Neel, renowned for helming the highly successful Kannada film franchise “KGF,” “Salaar” is expected to be a darker and bloodier cinematic affair, evident from its teaser. While the film’s details remain mostly under wraps, it is currently undergoing post-production work, particularly regarding VFX.
— Hombale Films (@hombalefilms) October 22, 2023
“Salaar” stars Prabhas in the lead role, supported by an ensemble cast that includes Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, and Jagapathi Babu, among others. Produced under the banner of Hombale Films, the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on December 22, 2023. The release date sets the stage for an exciting cinematic showdown, as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dunki” is also slated for the same date. Cinemas are bracing for a clash between two cinematic heavyweights.
Prabhas, a Megastar in the Making
Prabhas, whose full name is Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju Prabhas, has achieved incredible fame in the world of Indian cinema. Born on October 23, 1979, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, he comes from a film family, with his uncle Krishnam Raju being a popular actor. However, Prabhas managed to carve a niche for himself with his acting prowess and charisma.
His breakthrough role came in 2005 with the film “Chatrapathi,” which marked his transition into a lead actor. However, it was his role as Amarendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali in the epic “Baahubali” series (2015-2017) that catapulted him to global stardom. Directed by the celebrated filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, the “Baahubali” franchise not only set new standards for Indian cinema but also made Prabhas an international sensation.
Prabhas’s portrayal of the heroic and powerful Baahubali garnered widespread acclaim. His dedication to the role, physical transformation, and commitment to performing many of his stunts won him immense respect from fans and colleagues alike. The film’s colossal success opened new doors for Prabhas, propelling him to the forefront of Indian cinema.
“Salaar”: Another Blockbuster in the Making
“Salaar,” Prabhas’s upcoming venture, has generated substantial buzz and anticipation in the film industry and among moviegoers. Directed by Prashanth Neel, who previously directed the blockbuster “KGF” franchise, “Salaar” is poised to follow a similar trajectory.
The film’s title, “Salaar,” has been intriguing to fans, and Prashanth Neel has teased that it’s more than just a title; it’s a persona. In the movie, Prabhas plays a character known as Salaar, and the film promises to be an action-packed thriller with intense and rugged sequences. The teaser released earlier this year gave a glimpse of the film’s gritty and violent world.
What’s particularly exciting about “Salaar” is the combination of Prabhas and Prashanth Neel. After the monumental success of “KGF,” Prashanth Neel has become one of the most sought-after directors in the Indian film industry. His ability to create intense, action-packed narratives is well-documented, and his collaboration with Prabhas is eagerly anticipated.
Apart from Prabhas, the film features a strong supporting cast, including Prithviraj Sukumaran, who has garnered acclaim for his acting skills, and actress Shruti Haasan, known for her versatility in Indian cinema. Jagapathi Babu, a well-known actor in South Indian cinema, adds further depth to the ensemble. With such a talented team, “Salaar” is poised to deliver a memorable cinematic experience.
Prabhas and the Global Phenomenon
Prabhas’s popularity extends far beyond the borders of India. His role as Baahubali in the epic franchise had a profound impact on international audiences. The “Baahubali” series was not just a box office sensation but also a cultural phenomenon that introduced Indian cinema to a global audience.
Prabhas’s Baahubali character became an icon, celebrated for his heroism, bravery, and moral integrity. This made Prabhas a revered figure in countries across the world, and his fan following has only continued to grow. His films, including “Saaho,” have been widely appreciated by global audiences.
Notably, Prabhas has a dedicated fan base in countries like Japan, South Korea, the UAE, the US, Russia, Thailand, the UK, and Australia, showcasing the international appeal of his work. His appeal isn’t confined to his home country, making him one of the rare Indian actors with a truly global presence.
Salaar: A New Chapter
As “Salaar: Part One – Ceasefire” gears up for release on December 22, 2023, the excitement among fans is palpable. The film’s title and the teaser have set high expectations, and the collaboration between Prabhas and Prashanth Neel is generating significant interest.
The introduction of a custom emoji by Twitter in honor of Prabhas reflects his remarkable journey from a promising young actor to a global megastar. The emoji celebrates Prabhas’s contribution to the world of Indian cinema and acknowledges the incredible following he has amassed worldwide. As “Salaar” approaches its release date, fans and the film industry alike eagerly anticipate another blockbuster from Prabhas.