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Exciting updates from the Sets of the Much-Awaited Saaho!

Jul 02, 2018

Exciting updates from the Sets of the Much-Awaited Saaho!
Exciting updates from the Sets of the Much-Awaited Saaho! | Credit: Thehansindia

Latest from the sets of SAAHO

With movie-lovers marking days in the calendar for the release of Prabhas-starrer ‘Saaho’, the curiosity to learn on the development of the project is soaring high. Recent reports suggest the 45-day shooting schedule is currently underway in Dubai, where key action sequences are being shot. Meanwhile, new pictures of Prabhas on a Triumph Street Triple RS have set the internet on fire. The iconic British company’s motorcycle will be part of a chase scene in the action-packed movie.

Since the teaser of the movie was released, curiosity among movie-lovers surrounding its star-cast, release date was enormous. With frequent delays, however, rumours made rounds that the movie might be called off. However, putting to rest all speculations, Saaho-director Sujeeth confirmed that the team had zeroed on shooting the sequences, initially planned at Burj Khalifa, at specially erected sets in Hyderabad.

The preparation for this schedule took so much time that it sent the film’s timeline haywire. But the team finally putting things in place are happy that they have all the necessary people, equipment and permissions to put into life director Sujeeth and action choreographer Kenny Bates’ vision. But later, the production unit clearing all formalities moved to Abu Dhabi for the schedule.

Following the announcement of the film, speculations surrounding its female lead to star opposite the Baahubali-star began. Many leading ladies of Bollywood were considered, however, it is Shraddha Kapoor who will finally be part of this action-packed movie.

There were also speculations that the startling chemistry of Prabhas–Anushka will be recreated once again with Saaho. The sudden appearance of Anushka in Saaho movie-sets only added fuel to the rumours. However, no official statement has been issued on the same.

According to sources, in the Dubai schedule of the shoot, Prabhas and team shot one of the costliest car chases ever shot for an Indian movie. In fact, stuntmen, cars and other equipment for the scenes were shipped from the USA. Sources revealed, ‘The scenes are as grand as a full-fledged action scenes in Hollywood films. It is also going to be one of the USPs of the film and Sujeeth and his team have worked on it for months.’ In fact, just before kick-starting the Dubai schedule, the Saaho team added a new cast, Bollywood actress Evelyn Sharma. The action-packed movie also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh who is training hard and busy bulking up for the film and has also joined the team in Dubai. 

Ever since Prabhas’ Saaho with director Sujeeth was announced, there are a lot of speculations around the film’s release. 

While the Saaho team was striving for a 2019 Sankranthi release, however, owing to delay in its Dubai schedule and the VFX for the film, the team had to postpone the release date. Saaho is only 30–40 per cent complete as of now and Prabhas and his team have a long way to go.

Meanwhile, there is also buzz that since Prabhas will start shooting for Radha Krishna Kumar’s love story, which reportedly stars Pooja Hegde as the female lead, the film might get completed and ready to release before Saaho. According to insiders, however, ‘The makers UV Creations who are bankrolling both the projects, the action-packed Saaho and another love story are keen to release Saaho first. They feel following Bahubali’s massive turnover, Saaho will be the apt, entertaining solo release that fans will be expecting from him.’

This bilingual film, set to release in Hindi and Telugu has, however, created a buzz. Arguably one of the costliest films, with action sequences in abundance, Saaho is one of its kind that Indian Cinema has witnessed.