Saaho shoot begins with Prabhas; Jackie Shroff joins Neil Nitin Mukesh as antagonist
After spending five years of his career on the Baahubali franchise, actor Prabhas has now joined the upcoming multi-lingual action film Saaho.
"He has finally joined the sets of Saaho from today. He will shoot non-stop for the next three weeks. He is quite excited because he is returning to a film set after a long gap and will get to shoot for something different in a long time," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
Directed by Sujeeth, the project also marks the Telugu debut of Shraddha Kapoor.
Neil Nitin Mukesh is playing the antagonist in this Rs 150 crore action extravaganza, which will be simultaneously shot in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam as well. However, he is not the only 'bad-guy' in the film. He will be joined by Chunky Pandey and Jackie Shroff, and together, they will play a villainous trio in the film, reports Mid-day.
According to the report, Saaho will feature three grey characters played by these actors, all of whom incidentally hail from Bollywood. While Shroff's character will only have shades of grey, Pandey's character is likely to be outright dark. Neil will be playing a techie, reports suggest.
Speaking about this, Shroff told Mid-day, "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."
According to Sujeeth, a large chunk of the film's budget will be spent on action.
"The scale on which it is being made, a major budget will be spent on some extravagant action scenes. Although it will be a commercial outing, we are attempting something new and I would like to keep that as a surprise element," Sujeeth told IANS.
International stuntman Kenny Bates, known for his work on films such as Die Hard and Transformers, has been brought on board. "Kenny will be supervising the action scenes. We have already finalised locations in Abu Dhabi and some places in Europe where shooting will be done extensively," he said.
(With inputs from IANS)