I am not No 1: Prabhas
Prabhas is undoubtedly one of the Top 5 heroes of Tollywood at the moment, either based on the fan base or Box Office stamina. A couple of Blockbusters could bring him close to the No. 1 spot. However, Young Rebel Star denies being in race for the prestigious No.1 position which fell vacant ever since Chiru made his foray into political areana.
When asked if he is in the No.1 race, Prabhas replied, "No.1 Hero is the one who stays at the top for a period of 10-20 years irrespective of the hits or flops. A young hero who delivers two to three hits in a row can't be called a Number 1. I can't see myself in that place now".
Reading between the lines, it can be understood that Chiru is the last No.1 hero of Tollywood and none of his juniors including Pawan, Mahesh and Charan could claim that position just by scoring a few hits. Actors need to deliver constant hits for decades to grab such ultimate status! Prabhas surely has a point here!