In 2015, Telugu actor Prabhas became the heartthrob of the nation when ‘Baahubali’ opened to an awesome response at the box office while receiving rave reviews along the way. In it, he essayed a double role and proved that he truly is one talented performer. Nearly two years later, Prabhas mania gripped the nation again when ‘Baahubali 2’ opened to a phenomenal response at the ticket window and redefined the very tenets of cinema. An SS Rajamouli directorial, it grabbed plenty of attention courtesy its gripping storyline and Prabhas’s crackling chemistry with onscreen lady love Anushka Shetty. Talking about its success, Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor had said that the positive response received by it was a blessing for the entire film fraternity.
“It’s great to see cinemas are breaking barriers of languages, Koi film Hindustan main jo achieve kar pa rahi hai, Its very beneficial for entire industry and wish all the success to everybody involved with Baahubali. Kam se kam hum iss scale ki movies attempt kar rahe hai and somebody (SS Rajamouli) is backing it and spending time to make it. So it’s very inspiring and we all are inspired and we all are going to work harder to make better movies,” he had added.
Similarly, actress Deepika Padukone too had praised the ‘Baahubali’ saga and said that it did a terrific job of breaking barriers.
“The possibilities are endless and limitless. there is no limit of creativity. Whether it’s us (Deepika & Priyanka) as Indian representing India globally or whether Baahubali, which we understand a regional film that breaking barriers and crossing boundaries from their region and that become such a huge success. That’s exactly what it is. The possibility is endless,” she had quipped.
With the ‘Baahubali’ juggernaut in the rerview mirror, Prabhas is currently working on ‘Saaho’. The film is an action-thriller and is being directed by Sujeeth. It has already created a buzz amongst fans and could turn out to be one of the biggest releases of 2018. Now, there is some good news for those awaiting its release. As it so happens, the frilm’s leading lady Shraddha Kapoor recently began the second schedule of ‘Saaho’ in the city of Hyderabad much to the delight of her fans. The lovely lady also, apparently celebrated X-mas on the sets of the film.
In case you did not know, ‘Saaho’ is the first Telugu film of Shraddha’s career and will see her in a new avatar. Recently, Prabhas had said that she has a crucial role in ‘Saaho’ and not just a fleeting appearance.
“I have never worked with a Bollywood actor before and she is the best choice for the role. We are very lucky to have her on board. Her character is not just like coming and going or just there for the songs. The character is very important and adds a lot of weight to the story. It is one of the most important characters in the film. She has some amazing action sequences also. It is a very strong character,” he had told a news agency.
Besides Shraddha and Prabhas, it also features Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead./ He will be playing a negative role in what is the first Telugu film of his career. Sometime ago, he had told a daily that he will be 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.
On a related note, post the Hyderabad schedule, the team will head to the Gulf to film some high octane fight scenes. Prabhas—who is currently in LA, will be a part of this schedule.
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