For the past few months, there have been speculations doing the rounds about Prabhas's health condition ever since he began shooting for his upcoming magnum opus "Baahubali."
There were rumours that the actor's health condition deteriorated and he went into a coma after falling from a horse while shooting for "Baahubali." However, the film's team refuted the rumours and affirmed that Prabhas was doing well.
Again in May, there were speculations about the actor's health after he was reportedly spotted with a sling at a wedding of his relative. It fuelled rumours that the actor suffered a major injury, but "Baahubali" director Rajamouli clarified that Prabhas underwent a minor surgery in the shoulder and he was completely fine.
The actor is again in the news and this time for his alleged relationship with Y. S. Sharmila, the sister of YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. A few websites claimed that Prabhas and Sharmila are "having an affair." The Central Crime Station police arrested two persons for posting objectionable pictures and derogatory messages about the YSRCP leader and the actor on their websites.
A day after the sleuths arrested the accused, Sharmila filed a complaint with police commissioner to take necessary action against those who posted the photos. She also requested him to take action against the search engines Google and Safari for "promoting and encouraging dissemination of information by prominently displaying and disclosing information when any search words related to my name is being typed," reported PTI.
On Sunday, actor Prabhas reacted strongly to the rumours concerning his health and his alleged relationship with Sharmila on his Facebook page.
Read below Prabhas's statement
"Over the past several months there have been many rumours concerning my health. My family members and close friends have received numerous phone calls from well wishers wanting to know if my health was OK, if I was in Coma or seriously injured etc. which has been painful to the say the least to my family.
There have also been several embarrassing rumours about my alleged relationship with Ms. Y. S. Sharmila. I would like to categorically state that I have never met or spoken to Ms. Y. S. Sharmilla and the rumours in circulation are completely baseless and have not even an iota of truth in them.
Earlier, I have not responded seriously to rumours concerning my health, hoping that they would fade away. I felt that ignoring these rumours was the best way to deal with them. However, I can't ignore rumours, which affect another individual and I have now decided to issue this statement, to strongly condemn them. They are insensitive, disrespectful and are damaging to the dignity and reputation of a well respected individual who is married and a mother as well.
As you all know, I have no political interests. I am only issuing this statement as I am deeply hurt and I can understand the pain and trauma that can be caused to an individual by these kinds of baseless rumours and I am willing to do whatever is necessary to put and end to them once and for all.
I hope the Police and concerned authorities will take necessary action against individuals responsible for perpetuating and spreading these kinds of rumours specific to this case and in general as they have potential to cause irreparable damage to the reputation of concerned individuals."