Post Baahubali, Prabhas earned a huge fan base not only in India, but also globally. Baahubali was released in Japan to a good response and its collections at the box office crossed $1.5 million.
If reports are to be believed, his upcoming film Saaho, starring Prabhas in the lead, will be dubbed in Japanese. The filmmakers arrived at this decision after the actor’s Baahubali did well at the box office in Japan. The magnum opus is currently being made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi and the producers are aiming for a simultaneous release in all the three languages. Saaho is scheduled to be released on August 15 this year.
On the Japanese release, we hear that it will be out at the theatres in Japan after a few weeks as a lot of promotions would be required. And it also appears that Prabhas will be travelling down to Japan as part of the promos. And the makers have sold the rights to a leading Japanese distributor for a hefty price.
Saaho, directed by Sujeeth, is bankrolled by V. Vamshi Krishna Reddy and Pramod Uppalapati under the banner UV Creations on a budget of Rs 300 crore. The film’s star cast also includes Neil Nitin Mukesh, Lal, Arun Vijay, Mandira Bedi, Jackie Shroff, Vennela Kishore, Mahesh Manjrekar and Chunkey Pandey in supporting roles. While Prabhas plays the male lead in this action entertainer, sharing the screen space with him as his heroine is Shraddha Kapoor. The technical crew of this film includes Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy for composing music with R Madhi cranking the camera and A Sreekar Prasad editing.
With Saaho reaching the last leg, Prabhas is currently concentrating on Jaan. The film, directed by KK Radha Krishna, is being bankrolled jointly by Gopi Krishna Movies and UV Creations. According to reports, he will be appearing in two different get ups in Jaan. For one get up, he will be sporting moustache and beard and for the other it will be a clean shaven look. Pooja Hegde plays the female lead in this film and Kajal Agarwal will be seen in a very important cameo.
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