Rana Daggubati, who played the antagonist Bhallaladeva in the SS Rajamouli directorial, praised his co-star. In a recent media interaction, he said, A big shoutout this fine gentleman my co-star, friend and Baahubali himself. He was the one who stood by this film rock solid for over 5 years at the peak of his career unquestioned and with a smile….today he stands as the biggest pan-Indian superstar and deserves every bit of it. Proud and happy to be a part of his journey!!”
He further added that Rajamouli always used to call Prabhas as Darling and he used to say we are doing international project. Well, it is indeed heartwarming to see such a strong bond of friendship between the two stars off-screen.