Saaho: Not Anushka Shetty, Prabhas-starrer to feature Shraddha Kapoor, confirms producer
Baahubali superstar Prabhas' upcoming film, Saaho, is generating a lot of buzz even before it goes on the floors. But the greatest speculation surrounded who would be cast as the lead actress opposite Prabhas. Many names had come up — from Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor to Disha Patani — although Prabhas' Baahubali co-star Anushka Shetty seemed to be the fore-runner.
Then, it was reported that the makers aren't quite sure about Shetty joining the project due to weight issues. Apparently, Shetty was asked to lose weight for the film, which she couldn't. Hence the makers started looking for a replacement. There were reports that Shraddha Kapoor might be their final choice — which the producer of the film has now confirmed.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, the producer of the films said, "Shraddha is the perfect choice for the role. We are excited to have her on board with us." He further added, "Saaho is Prabhas’ first film in Hindi and so it is very special for all of us. It is an ambitious project and will have some really high-octane action scenes."
Saaho, directed by Sujeeth and produced by UV Creations, is being made in three languages — Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Apart from Kapoor, actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has also been roped in to play the role of antagonist in the film. International stuntman Kenny Bates (Die Hard, Transformers) will be headling the action department. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have been brought on board to compose music for the film, while Sabu Cyril will take care of production design and Madhie will work the camera. The release date of the film is still undecided.