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Prabhas, Deepika Padukone to star in a film together?

According to reports, Baahubali star Prabhas had approved this film three years ago. The makers have approached Deepika Padukone but she is still to give her nod.

regional movies Updated: Jan 18, 2018 14:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Deepika Padukone awaits the release of her film Padmaavat, while Prabhas is busy with Saaho.

He hasn’t had a release since Baahubali, but actor Prabhas’ cult status only grows. While his next film Saaho is still in the making, there is buzz that the actor might star opposite the current diva Deepika Padukone in his next film, which will be a Bollywood film, reports Times of India.

According to reports, the Baahubali star had approved this project three years ago. The makers have approached Deepika, but she is still to give her nod, the report adds. If things do not work out with her, the makers are also reportedly considering Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif for the role.

Prabhas hasn’t really taken up too many films, post the phenomenal success of Baahubali. In fact, after the SS Rajamouli film released, the shy actor went off for an extended holiday to the US. On his return, he plunged headlong into the shooting of Saaho. Interesting, there was much talk about who would star opposite him in the film with many expecting Anushka Shetty to join Saaho. However, it was later reported that she finally withdrew as she was committed to a big budget Tamil film. Soon, it came to light that the makers of Saaho were trying for an A-lister from Bollywood and finally zeroed in on Shraddha Kapoor, who signed on the dotted line reportedly at a huge sum of Rs 5 crore.

Saaho, an action thriller, will see many familiar faces from Bollywood -- Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday and Mandira Bedi. Apparently, the makers of Saaho are keen that like Baahubali, Saaho should appeal to a pan-Indian audience.

The first look of Saaho was released on Prabhas’ birthday on Oct 23. It shows a mysterious Prabhas donning a mask that serves as a perfect tease to the masses. Against the backdrop of skyscrapers and a crime scene like set-up, Prabhas is seen posing. However, many were quick to notice its uneasy similarity with a poster of Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling.

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First Published: Jan 18, 2018 14:46 IST