Prabhas’ Saaho: 37 cars and five trucks crashed in UAE for one action sequence

Speaking to media in UAE, Prabhas explained how the team of Saaho got down to executing an action sequence, under the guidance of international stuntman Kenny Bates.

regional movies Updated: May 21, 2018 13:25 IST
Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Saaho stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.

The team of Prabhas starrer Saaho has been shooting an extensive action schedule in UAE for over the last three weeks. According to the makers, close to Rs 90 crore will be spent on the massive action episode which is believed to be one of the highlights of the film. Recently, actor Arun Vijay shared pictures of some really cools cars which were being used in the action sequence, being shot under the supervision of international stuntman Kenny Bates.

In his latest interaction with UAE media, Prabhas opened up on how they shot the action sequence.

“We had a plan and we went to action director Kenny Bates two years back. Kenny came to Abu Dhabi for recce and he loved the location. He wanted to shoot everything live. Almost 90% of whatever that we are going to show on screen is real. He wanted to show the real cars. He wanted the 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. This will be something that no one has seen before,” Khaleej Times quoted Prabhas as saying in Abu Dhabi.

Later, the producer of the movie, confirmed that they actually crash 37 cars and not 27.

Being directed by Sujeeth, the film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff and Mandira Bedi among others in important roles.

On shooting in UAE, Prabhas had said in a statement: “We are all excited to be shooting in Abu Dhabi - friends in the industry have told me that it’s an incredible filming destination boasting awe-inspiring landscapes, and it is certainly living up to that reputation. I’ve been impressed at the level of support we’ve received from twofour54, the local crew, the fans, and the government, who are all going out of their way to make things as smooth as possible.”

At 50 days, and with more than 250 crew members, Saaho will be the second longest Indian movie to be produced in Abu Dhabi after Tiger Zinda Hai last year. It will also be one of the most dynamic - the large-scale action scenes are expected to take about 20 days to shoot.

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First Published: May 21, 2018 13:24 IST