Baahubali actor Prabhas became the latest Telugu star to donate for the cause of combating against the coronavirus pandemic.
The actor on Thursday donated Rs 4 crore for the cause. Of this, Rs 3 crore is being given to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, while Rs 50 lakh each go to the Chief Minister Relief Funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Prabhas recently returned from Georgia, where he was shooting for his upcoming film, tentatively titled Prabhas 20, with Pooja Hegde. Both actors went into self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.
Earlier in the day, Telugu superstars Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan, Chiranjeevi and Mahesh Babu had also donated to boost the fight against COVID-19. It was Pawan Kalyan who initiated the nobel gesture giving Rs 2 crore for the cause.
Soon, his nephew Ram Charan declared a charity of Rs 70 lakh while Ram Charan’s father, the veteran superstar of Telugu cinema, Chiranjeevi, gave Rs 1 crore. Young superstar Mahesh Babu also gave a crore for the cause.
Prabhas made his screen debut with the 2002 Telugu action drama film Eeswar. He has garnered the state Nandi Award for Best Actor, for his role in Mirchi. He made guest appearance in Prabhudeva’s 2014 Hindi film Action Jackson. Prabhas is the first south Indian actor to have his wax sculpture at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
Prabhas played the title role in SS Rajamouli’s epic action film Baahubali: The Beginning, which is the fourth-highest-grossing Indian film to date. Prabhas reprised his role in its sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which became the first Indian film ever to gross over ₹1,000 crore in all languages in just ten days, and it is the second highest-grossing Indian film to date.
Saaho’s first look poster released on 23 October 2017, on the occasion of Prabhas’ birthday. A second teaser released on 23 October 2018, once again on the occasion of Prabhas’ birthday. It is the third most expensive Indian film made to date.