Why Shraddha, Why Not Prabhas?

Tue 25th Jun 2019 09:58 AM

Startling revelation: Saaho star cast unintentional

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Young Rebel Star Prabhas' upcoming entertainer Saaho is the talk of the movie lovers across the country. All are waiting eagerly to watch the film on screen when it releases on Independence Day Aug 15.

Expectations are soaring high as Saaho happens to be Prabhas' first after Baahubali sensation. The presence of Bollywood beauty Shraddha Kapoor and many other Bollywood actors is driving everyone crazy.

Meanwhile, director Sujeeth made starting revelations. Speaking about Shraddha's role, he said “When I did the teaser, we started with the close up of Shraddha. Prabhas is a huge star and you expect him to be there in the opening act. We had two options here. One to go with Prabhas and other was to begin it with Shraddha, and we chose the latter.”

Heaping praises on Shraddha, he said, “She decided to do most of the stunt scenes all by herself and not use body doubles.”

On the presence of Bollywood stars, he revealed, “It was never intentional to cast a Bollywood actor for the film. We started casting after Baahubali, and by that time people knew about Prabhas in Bollywood. Whoever I think is apt for the story, I cast them. Actors like Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Chunkey Pandey all fit the parts well.

Shraddha Kapoor plays the lead and she is the best choice for the film. Chunkey Pandey will be seen in a different avatar, I told him I will present him differently. He heard the story and liked it.”

About the high voltage action scenes, Sujeeth stated, “A lot of time was required to get the action right. I met the action guy in 2015 and then we had all the sequences and he gave some suggestions and then I altered some things in the script.

We have worked with international stunt choreographer Kenny Bates, he has done Transformers. He is the best guy in action, and he liked the idea. It took one year to get everything sorted. There was another action guy called Peng Zhang, who is a stunt coordinator and had also directed a Chinese film, Asura. I met a couple of action guys and it took time.”

Currently, the shoot is happening in Europe, where a song is being shot. Already talkie part has been completed.

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