This week Prabhas’s upcoming film ‘Saaho’ had Shraddha Kapoor finalised to be the female lead. Next Jackie Shroff has hopped on board to play the villain in the film.
So finally, the ensemble cast of ‘Saaho’ are Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Chunky Pandey, directed by Sujeeth Reddy.
According to a source, “Saaho will have three grey characters and interestingly, all of them are from Bollywood. While Chunky Pandey’s character is dark, Jackie’s character is suaver and cool while retaining its negative streak. Neil Nitin will be seen as a tech-savvy nerd. The film’s shoot has already commenced in Hyderabad; Jackie will join the unit next week.”
The good news is that ‘Saaho’ will not be limited for its Telugu and Tamil audience. It will also be released in Hindi.
Speaking of being a part of the film, Jackie Shroff told, “I am happy to be a part of Saaho with Prabhas, who is one of the biggest actors in India at the moment. It’s wonderful to know that he trusts me and thinks I can pull off this kind of a role. I have seen both the Baahubalis and loved them. They reminded me of my childhood.”
After the Baahubali series, Saaho is Prabhas’ first film. The teaser of the film was released just a few days before Baahubali: The Conclusion hit the screens. Saaho promises to be an action-packed film. Stuntman Kenny Bates, known for films like Die Hard and Transformers has been roped in for the film.
In an attempt for the film to be screened pan-India, the major cast of the film are of Bollywood which is a strategic move. A source also revealed, “It is Prabhas’s home production and he wants the film to make the maximum impact. Both Sujeeth and he thought that roping in Bollywood actors would give Saaho a more pan-India appeal.”
Meanwhile, Shraddha has been expressing her excitement to be a part of the film. She tweeted, “So, so excited to be a part of the ‘Saaho’ team & to be working with Prabhas.”
So so excited to be a part of the 'Saaho' team & to be working with Prabhas!!! Woohoo 🤸🏻♀️❤️
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 17, 2017
Saaho will be shot across Romania, Abu Dhabi, Europe and India. It is scheduled to hit the screens in 2018.