It is lights, camera, ACTION time for the whole cast and crew of Saaho as the team begins shooting in Dubai today. After months of preparations, which included building a set to resemble landmark areas in Dubai and choreographing action scenes details, Prabhas is all set to start shooting some important sequences of his action entertainer today. He, along with other members of the team Saaho, including Neil Nitin Mukesh, production designer Sabu Cyril, action director Kenny Bates have all begin filming as #SaahoActionBegins.
During this schedule, the Prabhas and team will shoot one of the of costliest car chase/action sequences ever shot for an Indian movie. We heard that stuntmen, cars and other equipment for the scenes have been shipped from the USA. A source close to Saaho reveals to India.com, “This is one one of the most expensive scenes being shot for Saaho. It is as grand as a full fledged action scenes in Hollywood films. It is also going to be one of the USPs of the the film and Sujeeth and his team have worked on it for months.” The source further said that preparation for this schedule took so much time that it sent the film’s timeline haywire. But the team is happy that they have all the necessary people, equipment and permissions in place to bring to life the director Sujeeth, action choreographer Kenny Bates’ vision.
Just before kick-starting the Dubai schedule, the team added a new member in the form of Bollywood actress Evelyn Sharma. She was excited to come on board the Prabhas starrer as an action heroine. Neil on the other hand had been busy bulking up for the film and he reached Dubai a few days back and started training for his scenes. He also shared a picture to let us know it is Saaho time for him. Now, we are just waiting for Prabhas’ pictures from the sets. We hear that he has already joined his team in UAE and was also part of the mahurat shot for this schedule that was shot yesterday. Since it is an action packed few days for the crew, director Sujeeth Dubai leg with a bang. There was a blast that was choreographed and filmed, before breaking the auspicious coconut for Saaho’s latest, important schedule.
Check out pictures that team Saaho has shared about the UAE schedule
Neil getting ready for action
Team Saaho gearing up
The mahurat shot for Saaho’s Dubai schedule
Evelyn Sharma signing the Saaho contract
Prabhas at the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, having some me time fore Saaho grind begins
There are several speculations around Saaho’s release date but no official confirmation as yet. The film was initially planned for an 2018 release but was pushed to early 2019. Now, we hear that it might only hit screens in the Summer of next year. But India.com has learnt from the source close to Saaho that only the completion of this UAE schedule (shoot and production) will give the makers – director Sujeeth and producer UV Creations a better idea of when Saaho will be ready to release.