Till now, any actor who had a doubled stardom courtesy an S. S. Rajamouli film failed to gain much from it as he failed to scale the similar heights with the follow ups. But Prabhas appears to be an exception and made Saaho an average venture worldwide and a blockbuster in Hindi heartland. Now, he has 4 pan-India films lined up and a look at the heroines in those films talk a lot about his strategy. Selecting Disha Patani is a master stroke for Salaar as she’s both ravishing and can do stunts. Moreover, she doesn’t dominate him. She’s known across the country. As Prashanth Neel is known for Masala films, her glamour adds to the effect.
Same is the case with Kriti Sanon in Adipurush (she cannot dominate Prabhas the star). But she can act as the role of Goddess Sita demands. And she looks dignified and elevating in such roles. While Pooja Hegde has similar stardom in North and South, Deepika is an international star for Nag Ashwin film - the biggest of all his upcoming movies. While Deepika may have higher star value nationwide because of her Bollywood experience, Prabhas who at the peak of his powers is an equal match. But Deepika adds value to the project on a different level.