While fans were already excited about Prabhas‘ Saaho, what doubled their joy was Anushka Shetty’s reunion with the Baahubali star on screen. They were ecstatic at the idea of Sweety and Darling coming together for this mega budget actioner. Alas! Their happiness was short lived because just days ahead of the the stars shoot schedule news of Anushka opting out of this film made headlines. Bollywoodlife had earlier revealed to you EXCLUSIVELY, the actress was likely to lose out on this big project because of weight issues. Few days ago, reports started doing the rounds that Anushka Shetty has walked out Saaho as she had already signed on a Tamil before. While the news that she is not part of Saaho anymore is confirmed, our source EXCLUSIVELY revealed to us, that the real reason was something else. A source close to the movie revealed, “Anushka was training hard for her role in Saaho. However, her weight has become a bone of contention.” It seems that a few weeks ago the actress was about five to eight kilos overweight. And if our source is the be believed then the actress failed to meet the desired results despite her stringent workout regime and the makers weren’t happy. Also Read: Saaho Teaser: Prabhas’ badass swag is one up from his Baahubali avatar
Rumours suggest, Pooja Hegde may replace the Tollywood actress in Saaho. With Prabhas and Pooja Hegde teaming up for the first time, it would be an interesting pair to look forward to. What do you think will Pooja be the best replacement for Anushka? As per reports, Prabhas is set to join the sets by first week of August. This is touted to be a highly advanced futuristic action film. The movie will be shot across exotic locales, Abu Dhabi being one of them. Renowned stunt choreographer, Kenny Bates of Transformers fame has been brought on board to can the action sequences. The movie will release in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. From the looks of the teaser that was attached with Baahubali 2 movie, we will see a completely different side to Prabhas. A LEAKED pic of the actor gave us a glimpse of the new look. Forget the royal king of Mahishmati and welcome the badass character in Saaho.
The movie also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh who is set to play the lead antagonist and Chunky Pandey who plays a pivotal role in this film. The film is all set to release in 2018. It’s already one of the most anticipated films!