Saaho gave a first hand example with Rs. 3.65 crores gross from Tamil Nadu, Rs. 24.49 crores Nett from Hindi markets and Rs. 1.22 crores gross in Kerala.
These are next to impossible numbers for any actor even Khans, in TN and Kerala. They need their film to be extremely influential for such figures from these two lucrative markets.
But Prabhas with the help of Baahubali showed how ambition met with passion can deliver a lasting success. At the same time, Saaho talk shows that being ambitious isn't just enough.
In any case, a Telugu film getting such big reception everywhere is a sign of changing audiences and their penchant for good films is making them not look at petty language differences.