Young Rebel Star Prabhas' Saaho made huge profits in the Hindi heartland riding on Prabhas' stardom with Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali. Though Bollywood media and few in the Bollywood formed a mafia and tried to crush the film, with movie lovers crazy to see Baahubali star Prabhas on screen, Saaho's Hindi version became unstoppable despite the negative reviews and ratings.
But Bollywood media and mafia ensured that Mega Star Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy does not get any such attention in the Hindi heartland. Of late Bollywood is witnessing a trend where they have decided not to encourage south films, stars and directors. They are feeling it as a insult that south stars and makers are dominating them.
Under these circumstances, it has to be seen how much support Rajamouli's next Rrr featuring Ram Charan, NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will get. This because though Sye Raa had the presence of Big B Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood media ensured that the film is killed.
It has to be seen whether B-Town and media give respect to Rajamouli as a Baaahubali director or dance according to the tunes of the mafia. Even though Bollywood media is receiving all the favours and treatment from the south production houses, after the release they are crushing the films giving around 1 rating and coming with negative reviews.
However, as per the current trend, South films especially Telugu films will not get the required encouragement from Bollywood. So Rajamouli has no other option but to team with Bollywood's most influential person Karan Johar. Other makers do not have that power or wherewithal to take on the likes of Yash Raj films etc.