There were a lot of speculations around who would be cast opposite Prabhas in Saaho and many top Bollywood actresses’ names were doing rounds regarding this. Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Disha Patani and Anushka Shetty too had made it to the list of actresses to have been considered for the female lead role in Saaho, but none were confirmed by the makers. There were reports doing rounds that Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty has been dropped from Saaho owing to weight gain issues, but not confirmed by the makers though.
The latest to get added to the list of actresses is Aashiqui 2 actress Shraddha Kapoor who is said to have been approached by the makers. Rumours are doing rounds that Shraddha Kapoor has replaced Anushka Shetty in Saaho which is yet to be confirmed by the makers of the film. The makers expected that Anushka Shetty would lose some weight and get in shape for the role in Saaho which did not happen and unfortunately, they had to look for alternate options, reports suggest.
Few days ago, a report in a leading tabloid said that Anushka might not be part of Saaho because of the weight issues. “Anushka was training hard for the role in Saaho. However, her weight has become a bone of contention. She is still about five to eight kilos over weight. And this might cost her the film itself,” the report read.
Saaho is being directed by Sujeeth who earlier directed Run Raja Run with Sharwanand in the lead role and the film is being produced by UV Creations. Saaho will have Bollywood actor Neil Nithin Mukesh playing the antagonist.