On the day of Saaho’s release, a fan of Prabhas was electrocuted when he tried to put up a flexboard at a theatre in Andhra Pradesh. Events like these keep happening when fandom turns into a mania, and results in loss of life. Years ago, a Pawan Kalyan fan was killed during a brawl with a fan of NTR.
Now, in another shocking incident, a fan of Prabhas from Jangam, Telangana, has climbed to the top of a cellphone tower. According to reports in local media, he has threatened to jump off and kill himself if he is not allowed to meet Prabhas. The youth has demanded Prabhas arrive at the spot.
Despite efforts of the locals and officials, the youth has refused to climb down. Details about the man are currently unknown, and police are trying to persuade him to come down. It is not clear if the actor has been informed about the situation.
Ever since Baahubali hit the screens, Prabhas’s fandom has increased by several folds. He now has admirers from across India. His recent release, Saaho, has earned more than Rs 450 crore in just ten days at the box office.
Prabhas is currently gearing up for his next project with actor Radha Krishna Kumar, which has Pooja Hegde in the female lead role. The film is set in the 1970s London. Touted to be a romantic drama, the film is expected to be released in 2020.