Prabhas is undoubtedly one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. If there’s one question the nation wants to know the answer to, it’d definitely be when the leading man of the widely popular Baahubali franchise will tie the knot. Amid rumours that the 37-year old star is dating actor Anushka Shetty, with whom he has shared screen space on multiple occasions, Prabhas’s uncle and popular Telugu star Krishnam Raju has confirmed that his nephew will get married this year. The news, however, doesn’t come as a surprise to many because Raju has said this on a few occasions over the last few years. Talking to reporters in Hyderabad on the occasion of his birthday on Saturday, Raju said: “Every time I meet the press, I’m always asked when will Prabhas get married. I’m slightly ashamed to answer the question now. But he will get married this year. He intends to.”

In 2016, Prabhas promised his uncle he’d get married as soon as he completes the shooting of Baahubali 2. “He promised me he will get married by the year-end. He even asked us to search a suitable bride for him,” the veteran said. Prabhas, too, on several occasions had said that his uncle would search a girl for him and that he’ll enter wedlock when the time is right. Meanwhile, reports keep emerging every now and then that Prabhas and Anushka are in a relationship. When Hindustan Times recently caught up with Anushka, she rubbished these reports, describing her relationship with Prabhas as purely Platonic. “I do come across these reports. I have a good laugh and move on. Neither of us (Prabhas) pay too much attention to these things. Prabhas is a good friend,” she said.

On the career front, Prabhas is currently shooting for multi-lingual action thriller Saaho, which marks the southern debut of Shraddha Kapoor. Being directed by Sujeeth, the film also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh in a pivotal role. Being made on a lavish budget, the film’s first teaser was released along with Baahubali 2 and it was extremely well received. The film is being shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Saaho is expected to deliver a triumph of scale, size, and spectacle. A UV Creations production, the film is being bankrolled by Vamsi and Pramod. A major chunk of the budget is being spent on extravagant action sequences which will be film’s biggest highlight. The film, gearing up for release in 2019, has music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.