Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s highly anticipated action thriller film, Saaho, is finally releasing this weekend, on 30th August 2019. The makers and the cast have been actively promoting the film, which has been produced at a huge budget of INR 350 crore. During a media interaction, Prabhas -- who spent five years making Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion -- revealed that he had not planned to dedicate two years to the film but as it was a big budget action film, proper planning and execution took time. He said, “No. After Baahubali, I wanted to do two films a year. But, Saaho is an action film. We planned for more than a year to shoot some action scenes and a lot of preparation was needed. As you saw in the trailer, we tried to do something.”
The actor further said that one major action sequence in the film alone cost INR 75 crore and that the makers had roped in the world’s best action directors, such as Kenny Bates and Peng Zhang, to choreograph stunts.
The South superstar, who has been touring the country to promote the film, also shared that 40 technicians, from the American show Game of Thrones, worked day and night on the stunts, along with some crew members of science fiction action film Transformers. He also shared that he was feeling stressed about the film’s release. Saaho, written and directed by Sujeeth, and produced by UV Creations, has been shot in Hindi and Telugu and dubbed in Malayalam and Tamil. The film also stars Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Arun Vijay, Prakash Belavadi, Chunky Pandey, Murali Sharma, Mahesh Manjrekar and Evelyn Sharma in supporting roles, with a special appearance by Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez in a song titled Bad Boy opposite Prabhas.