A fan war erupted on Twitter among Prabhas and Allu Arjun’s admirers. It all began with the India Today Magazine cover. The July 2022 issue of India Today Magazine saw Allu Arjun bringing his ‘South Swag’ on the cover. The particular cover photo of Allu Arjun went viral. Bunny, aka Allu Arjun’s fans went on a rampage on Twitter, making some cheeky comments about Baahubali star Prabhas. Outraged by Bunny followers’ comments, Prabhas’ fan clubs started sharing an old India Today Magazine cover (May 2017), featuring the actor.
Fans of Allu Arjun intensified the conflict by arguing that Prabhas’s rise to stardom across India was an accident and that Rajamouli and the Baahubali films should have all the credit. Allu Arjun, meanwhile, became a pan-Indian sensation on his own. Taking no back step, Prabhas’s fans raged over Bunny fans by claiming that the lifetime box office receipts for Bunny’s movies won’t even come close to matching the first-day receipts for Prabhas’ movies. The tweet was continued over a period of time on Twitter.
View a few of the tweets sent out by each side.
Prabhas just got lucky
A fan tweeted that Allu Arjun is a true pan-India star; every state in the country recognises him. On the other hand, Prabhas is only famous in South India, and he got that market due to Rajamouli’s Baahubali.
One of Prabha’s fans claimed that Allu Arjun got recognition only due to his mannerisms and DSP music throughout his career.
Another person tweeted and criticised that Prabhas became a Pan India star only because of luck. He commented that Prabhas’ look had changed after Baahubali. In the Radheshyam movie, he looked aged.
While Allu Arjun’s followers are busy promoting him as the pan-Indian star, Pushpa has no audience in Hyderabad.
Pushpa is a mix of KGF and Rangastalam.
One of the viewers claimed that Pushpa is nothing more than a mishmash of Rangasthalam and KGF. The fan went so far as to criticise Pushpa’s producers for tarnishing Samantha’s reputation by using her in an item song. Baahubali is a movie loved by everyone, regardless of gender.
Prabhas and Allu Arjun are good friends in real life.
The celebrity admirers were criticised by the neutral audience for fighting among themselves rather than celebrating their accomplishment. They also reminded the toxic fan groups about Prabhas and Allu Arjun’s close bond in real life.
The neutral audience acknowledged that Prabhas and Allu Arjun become pan-India stars as a result of their effort and talent. It is completely pointless to judge them. They have asked both parties to refrain from stirring up trouble on social media.
We should all be proud of their accomplishments as movie fans, despite all the trolls and fan disputes. These two superstars have dethroned the Khans of Bollywood and cemented Tollywood’s status at the top of the Indian film industry.