Prabhas is without a doubt one among India’s greatest stars today, with movies that appeal to audiences and not only in Hindi-speaking areas but also for the Southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, as well as Kerala. He’s worked on a half-dozen movies, including Radhe Shyam, Salaar, Adipurush, Project K, and Spirit. Bhushan Kumar, a Bollywood producer, is involved in more than half of his future films.
And now we get the inside scoop on just this pan-India sensation. “Bhushan Kumar is amongst the biggest producers of Bollywood today and he is looking to make the biggest of the films in the post-pandemic world. And hence, he is teaming up not only with a Bollywood actor, but someone who has the widest possible reach pan India – Prabhas. His presence gives Bhushan and his team the liberty to make films without being bothered much about the budgets. He is supremely excited to take things to the next level with Radhe Shyam, Adipurush and Spirit,” according to a person close to the situation.
However, working with Prabhas on back-to-back films is not easy. “Working with Prabhas is a matter of prestige today given his unparalleled stardom. The actor has reportedly charged Rs. 150 crores flat to be a part of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Spirit, and with this, he has emerged as the highest-paid actor of India today. He got Rs. 150 crores for Adipurush as well. He is the third actor in the last 10 years to be paid upwards of Rs. 100 crores after Salman Khan (who got Rs. 100 crores plus for Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai) and Akshay Kumar (who started charging Rs. 100 crores from Bell Bottom),” added the source.
By the end of 2022, Spirit will be available on floors.