Actor Prabhas was ready to attend the "Shiva in Vangaveeti" event on Tuesday night. Everything had been confirmed. Prabhas had already given his nod. Director Rajamouli also approved of it. Welcome standees for Prabhas have been placed on the place.
But in the last minute, there have been major changes that have said they have stopped Prabhas grazing doing so leaving his fans in disappointment.
A version of the story making the rounds in the circles of the industry is that Prabhas and Rana have been invited to stop as soon as the news of the absence of Big B Amitabh Bachchan has been confirmed. Rajamouli said to have advised Prabhas, Rana not to come.
If Amitabh had come, Prabhas and Rana with Rajamouli would have come and definitely put Amitabh in such a condition that he would at least say a few words about Baahubali, Rajamouli, Prabhas and Rana.
And that could have gotten huge mileage in Baahubali and yet Amitabh commentaries on Baahubali would have gained national significance and so heavily covered by the national media and in turn help the following, Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Although RGV is the best in achieving these marketing gadgets and chalking promotional strategies, Rajamouli is only next to RGV in such things. The director's ace had planned well such that the Baahubali team would steal the show at "Shiva in Vangaveeti" and would be highlighted in the national media.
But all the plans went out of their way because Amitabh could not attend because of the technical hang-up developed in his charter flight. This led Rajamouli to adopt Plan B according to which he seems to have asked Prabhas, Rana not to come because the event may not be the same.
And to a certain extent, Rajamouli was right and the event failed to some extent due to lack of planning, poor coordination. Rajamouli behind Prabhas, absent Rana was just a circulating story and it could not be assumed true.
All in all, it was RGV, Nagarjuna who stole the show, but no one else. So RGV achieved its goal again and managed to get the maximum of doing it for its own Vangaveeti product but nothing else.