Post the success of Baahubali 2, all eyes are now on Saaho, Prabhas's upcoming film. Ever since the teaser was released, the movie has constantly been in the news, most importantly for its cast. Till last week, it was about the heroine of Saaho, but now it's about the villain of the film.
Neil Nitin Mukesh, who played the villain in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Wazir has now been roped in to play the antagonist. He has become a familiar face for south Indian audiences as well after essaying a negative role in AR Murugadoss-Vijay‚Äôs Kaththi. His stylish villainy in that film was well received.
Directed by Sujeeth of Run Raja Run fame, Saaho is touted to be a sci-fi thriller. Meanwhile, the makers have approached Bollywood's Shraddha Kapoor and Disha Patani but their astronomical demands have forced the makers to look for some established face in the south to play the female lead. Pooja Hegde is currently the frontrunner.
The film is being bankrolled by Uppalapati Pramod and V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy under the UV Creations banner. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are composing the music. R Madhi is cranking the camera and Madhu has been signed on to take charge at the editing table. Made on a budget of Rs. 150 crore, the film will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. The film will be shot across Mumbai, US, Abu Dhabi and Europe.
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