Actor Prabhas, whose multilingual Saaho is one of the most awaited Telugu releases of 2019, is all set for the film’s release. The makers on Wednesday revealed that the film will release in India on August 15, Independence Day. The producer of the film Sriniwas Kumar Naidu took to Twitter to announce the same. He wrote, “Its showtime! Magnum opus #Saaho releasing worldwide on 15th August 2019.”
The film, which will also release in Hindi, has Neil Nitin Mukesh and Jackie Shroff playing pivotal roles in the film. Shraddha Kapoor will make her Tollywood debut as its leading lady. Speaking of his co-star. Prabhas had earlier said, “I have never worked with a Bollywood actor before and she is the best choice for the role. We are very lucky to have her onboard. Her character is not just like coming and going or just there for the songs. The character is very important and adds a lot of weight to the story. It is one of the most important characters in the film. She has some amazing action sequences also. It is a very strong character. She is a very hard-working actor and she is very comfortable (on the sets). Most of the actresses I have worked with have started their career in the south and then shifted to Bollywood. Shraddha is already a Bollywood star, but she is very dedicated.”
The team also shot for 40 days in UAE and the schedule mostly consisted of action sequences. The team has also been shooting for the film on Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. This would be Prabhas’ first release after Baahubali.
Netflix had announced the cast of the upcoming spin-off series based on SS Rajamouli’s epic film series, titled Baahubali: Before the Beginning. The show will star Mrunal Thakur (who plays the lead, Sivagami), Rahul Bose as Skandadasa, Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora, and Anup Soni.
The announcement was made at Netflix’s See What Next event in Asia, in the presence of Deva Katta (director), Prasad Devineni (producer) and Praveen Sattaru (director)
“I knew I wanted to play Sivagami because she’s a strong girl,” said Mrunal, who recently appeared in Tabrez Noorani’s Love, Sonia. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be a hero in real life, but this gave me the opportunity to play one on screen,” she said. “I have played a victim in the past, but this character is something else. She is so confident, fierce and I’m so fortunate.”
“It’s a prequel to both films,” said producer Prasad Devineni. “It will take fans into the backstories of the characters from the films, and we’ll also be introducing new characters.” He said that the film will be set 50 years before the events of the first film.
The series will explore life on the streets of the fictional city of Mahishmati. “The aim is to please the Baahubali fanbase and the huge audience Netflix has across the world,” said Prasad.
Prasad revealed that the epic finale action sequence in the series has been shot by Rajamouli. “To work with him was a delight,” same Thakur. “The sets are huge, it’s a costume drama and I’m very excited concerning the journey of Sivagami and her flaws,” she said.