Saaho Director Sujeeth Reddy Hospitalised
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Saaho Director Sujeeth Reddy Hospitalised

Sujeeth Reddy is suffering from Dengue and is expected to recover in a few days

When it rains, it pours. Sujeeth Reddy the beleaguered young director of the Prabhas starrer Saaho, which released last week,was hospitalized  on Saturday morning in Hyderabad. He is  suffering from an attack of dengue fever and is expected to recover in a few days.

According to a source close to  Sujeeth, there was  no initial need for hospital care, “When Sujeeth  was  diagnosed with Dengue he was fine with staying at home and recovering under his mother’s care. But on  Friday night, his condition  worsened, and he thought  it best  to  get himself admitted into a hospital.”

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Adding to his physiological condition is  the  brutal criticism that Sujeeth  suffered  for his chaotic and apparently plagiarised direction  of Saaho. The Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer was expected to make an impact like Baahubali but it opened to very poor reviews with most major critics trashing it. To add to the woes were the plagiarism charges where a director accused the team of lifting his plot for a French film. The Saaho team washed their hands off the controversy feigning ignorance. Even a poster of the film was said to have been copied and it was called out on social media by Lisa Ray.

Evidentially, this has taken a toll on Sujeeth. Says  the  source  close  to the director,  “He has been  under severe stress because of  the intense almost personalized backlash. Sujeeth’s physical condition has worsened due  to the harsh treatment he has been subjected  to by critics who think he has done disservice to Prabhas’ superstardom.”

However, Sujeeth can take heart from the fact that Saaho, despite the negative reviews, has garnered great numbers at the box office. While it remains to be seen if it would be enough to recover the humongous costs (it was expected to be in the range of INR 300 crore or more), the film is definitely a hit.

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