Anushka Shetty Not ‘Fit’ Enough for Prabhas Film ‘Saaho’

Pooja Hegde now in talks for the role opposite Prabhas in ‘Saaho’.

Updated31 Jul 2017, 08:15 AM IST
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It wasn’t the ubiquitous dates but a weight issue that saw Anushka Shetty out of Saaho.

Apparently Anushka Shetty and Prabhas, fresh from the success  of Baahubali , were extremely keen to try a completely new genre together in young talented director Sujeeth’s second Telugu film Saaho.

There was only one hitch, the film required both Prabhas and Anushka to work towards a much leaner and tauter body shape than Baahubali, as the film has many intricate action scenes and several chase sequences.

While Prabhas successfully worked towards the required physical shape and got there in time for the shooting schedule, Anushka reportedly missed the bus.

Anushka Shetty with Prabhas in <i>Baahubali 2.</i>
Anushka Shetty with Prabhas in Baahubali 2.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

“Anushka was very keen to be cast with Prabhas again and to do the action scenes.  But she didn’t get the time to work on herself, as she was in and out of several projects. Prabhas on the other hand,  completed Baahubali and began working on his Saaho look immediately,” says a source close to the development.

Rumours of Pooja Hegde having replaced Anushka are premature.

“The Saaho team is in talks with Pooja,” says the source.

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Published: 31 Jul 2017, 03:08 AM IST
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