To all those Prabhas fans who raised their hopes and glasses to their screen-idol sharing screen space with Tom Cruise in the latest instalment of Mission Impossible, lower those hopes and wine glasses,please. And let’s not behave like starstruck foreigners.
The news is a hoax. Anyone with a shred of common sense would have seen through it since MI7 is almost complete. But not Prabhas’s fans. They are a different over-enthusiastic breed.
Hours after the “news” of Prabhas’ alleged migration to Hollywood began ‘Cruising’ the news channels, the Mission Impossible screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie punctured the balloon and debunked the viral rumour by tweeting, “While he (Prabhas)‘s a very talented man, we’ve never met.”
While McQuarrie has given the snub a polite twist, here is one more instance of the gossip mongers entertaining themselves by using a superstar’s name for some lively speculation and in the process putting him in a compromised, undignified position.
Prabhas is one of India’s biggest stars. He doesn’t need Hollywood. Or Tom Cruise. Or Mission Impossible. He is not a wannabe awaiting acceptance from the West. He is very secure in his god-given space. Please spare him such wild romps of aspirational fantasy.
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