The makers of Saaho have been teasing viewers with a series of videos called Shades of Saaho, which are behind-the-scenes footage and glimpses from the film. Shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, Saaho marks Telugu star Prabhas’ Bollywood debut. The first-look of the film was unveiled during the actor’s birthday in October last year.
The makers have said the second edition of Shades of Saaho will release on March 3, coinciding with the film’s lead actress Shraddha Kapoor’s birthday. The announcement was made with the release of what could be called a teaser of a teaser.
The moment that we all were eagerly waiting for!
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 26, 2019
Written and directed by Sujeeth, Saaho is an action film jointly produced by UV Creations and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The director became well-known at the age of 23 when he made his debut film Run Raja Run (2014).
Saaho is reportedly made at a budget of Rs.300 crore, which makes it costlier than Baahubali 2. According to a report in IE, the makers shelled out a whopping Rs.90 crore for a chase sequence alone in the movie.
“Action director Kenny Bates came to Abu Dhabi for a recce and he loved the location. He wanted to shoot everything live. Almost 90% of whatever we are going to show on screen is real. He wanted to show the real cars. He wanted real cars to fly. We crashed around 27 cars and five trucks. We wanted everything real instead of going for CGI as it gives a real impact. Generally, you have 70% CG and 30% real but over here in Abu Dhabi, we opted for a more real shoot,” Prabhas was quoted saying in a HT report.
The supporting cast of the movie includes Arun Vijay, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Evelyn Sharma. Shoot is currently underway in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
Saaho is scheduled for release on Independence Day.
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