In 2015, the much-loved Prabhas became the talk of the town when ‘Baahubali’ emerged as a runaway hit at the box office and ended up changing the tenets of Indian cinema. In it, he essayed a double role and won hearts along the way. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that ‘Baahubali’ made Prabhas the ‘Darling’ of the whole nation. Nearly two years later, Prabhas mania gripped the nation again when ‘Baahubali 2’ proved to be a winner at the box office and became a global phenomenon along the way. Prabhas also garnered praise for his rocking performance and dedication. Talking about, his commitment to work, his co-star Rana had said that Prabhas can go to any lengths to make his role work.
“Prabhas is the most sweetest and simplest person you will ever meet in life. He is not someone who would have the biggest of aspirations, big things and much hype. He is somebody who just loves movies and he will do anything for movies. Look at what he did for Baahubali. An actor like him giving 5-6 years of his life for a film is quite unbelievable. He stood like a pillar for Baahubali,” he had added.
With the ‘Baahubali’ tsunami in the rearview, Prabhas is currently busy with ‘Saaho’ The film is an action-thriller and is being directed by Sujeeth. Its poster was released on Prabhas’ birthday and became the talk of the town in no time.
Now, it seems that the buzz surrounding ‘Saaho’ is set to reach new heights. According to reports, the team will be shooting some crucial sequences in Hyderabad for a few days. And, thereafter, they will travel to the Gulf region to shoot some high octane action scenes. The groundwork for this schedule is already underway and things seem to be progressing quite smoothly. If all goes as planned, the team will leave for the Gulf schedule in January end. Well, if this info is anything to go by, ‘Saaho’ could indeed be a visual treat for fans.
In case you did not know, ‘Saaho’ is a Tamil-Telugu-Hindi trilingual and will see Prabhas romance Shraddha Kapoor on the big screen. This will be the first South film for the Kapoor girl. Sometime ago, she had said that she feels proud to be a part of ‘Saaho’.
“I really feel very happy to be a part of Saaho and I feel happy about working with Prabhas. It is great to be a part of film where you have loved your character and the script. I am happy that they thought of me for the film,” she had told a leading channel.
In a separate chat with a daily, she had also called Prabhas an ‘All India Star’ and spoken about learning Telugu.
“It’s a fabulous character and a great story. It’s going to be very challenging as well. You do the same scenes again in two different languages. My Telugu coaching is on and I am enjoying it — it’s fascinating that there are eight different ways that you can say ‘no’ in Telugu,” she had added.
Besides Prabhas-Shraddha, ‘Saaho’ also features Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead. Sometime ago, he had said that he will be essaying/playing a ‘mega villain’ in the film.
“This 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. My character has many shades like every other character in the film,” he had told a leading daily.
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