Saaho: Neil Nitin Mukesh confirms he will play negative role against Prabhas
Neil Nitin Mukesh has been reportedly cast as the evil villain opposite Telugu superstar Prabhas in the upcoming sci-fi action thriller Saaho.
After Baahubali 2: The Conclusion's trendsetting box-office performance, Prabhas is all set to start shooting for his next movie Saaho. It is speculated that actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has been roped in to play the villain opposite Prabhas.
DNA reports that Neil has confirmed the development and also expressed his excitement for working in Saaho. The report quotes him as saying, "Saaho is a larger-than-life film and, post Baahubali, the entire nation is rooting for Prabhas. And where there is a mega hero, there will always be a mega villain too. It's quite an exciting project, Sujeeth has a great vision. Saaho will be the biggest action film of 2018."
According to an earlier report in DNA, the makers of Saaho felt it is very important to balance the moral conflict — the battle of good versus evil — in the story. It was one of the reasons that made Prabhas' Baahubali performance great. Rana Daggubati's Bhallaladeva was the big bad guy opposite the hero.
The report also says that Neil was the first actor to be signed after Prabhas and so far, he is the only cast member besides Prabhas. Neil's role is a powerful one; he would reportedly have a lot of hand-to-hand combat with the Telugu superstar.
Of late, Neil's performances as the leading man haven't worked at the box-office. With last year's Wazir (2016) and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015), he seems to have caught attention of filmmakers in grey roles.
According to Koimoi, Neil Nitin Mukesh is currently shooting for Rohit Shetty’s upcoming Golmaal Again. The film also stars Parineeti Chopra, Ajay Devgn and Tabu.
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