Last year, India.com had exclusively informed you the reason why Anushka Shetty didn’t play the lead in Prabhas’ Saaho. After wooing fans with their flawless chemistry as Amarendra Baahubali and Devesena in Baahubali: The Conclusion, the two were on the lookout for a script that brings them together as a romantic couple. Also Read - Prabhas 21: Nag Ashwin's Film With Baahubali Star to Feature Alia Bhatt?
And now, it seems their wait to find the perfect love story and fans’ wait to watch their favourite couple on screen again IS OVER! We hear that Prabhas is soon to start working on his next project, directed by Radha Krishna Kumar of JIL fame. The film is a love saga and the Baahubali actor is keen on starting working on the film. The project didn’t have a leading lady and the makers didn’t go ahead with that discussion since Prabhas was to first complete shooting for Saaho before taking on another project. However, he has decided to shoot for Saaho and director untitled next simultaneously. Also Read - David Warner Enacts Prabhas's Iconic 'Bahubali' Dialogue in Latest TikTok Video With Sunrisers Hyderabad | WATCH
A source close to the actor tells us, “Just like how Prabhas has not shot for any other project while working on Baahubali, he planned to follow the same for Saaho as well. The film is a actioner and requires Prabhas to be in top shape while rigorously train while shooting and also learn some new skills since he has decided to do his own stunts without a body double. However, the film is taking longer than expected to shoot and Prabhas doesn’t want to wait for the film to get over before starting on the next project.” The source further explained that while the director Sujeeth is striving to complete the film and release it in 2018 and producers UV Creations too want it to come out this year, post production work might cause delays. Also Read - Prabhas Shares Heart-touching Note as Baahubali 2 Completes 3 Years, Calls it 'Most Memorable Project'
“In such a scenario, Prabhas doesn’t want to keep Radha Krishna wait and wants to start work on this love story simultaneously so that he has one film coming out this year or early next year and another production later next year,” revealed the source. Further talking about the film’s leading lady, the source said that the team is scheduled to meet and take the discussions ahead by next month or early March and that’s when there will be more clarity. “Anushka Shetty might come on board for this one. While the director initially was mulling over getting a fresh face on board, he then decided to go with Anushka after the success of Baahubali. Both the actress and Prabhas have been keen on doing an out-an-out romantic film and this one fits the bill,” said the source making our expectations soar.
The actress is currently busy promoting her January 26, 2018 film Bhaagamathie while Prabhas and team Saaho are shooting in Hyderabad and soon start a schedule in the UAE. The discussions about the love story will start once both Prabhas and Anushka Shetty are free from their current commitments.