Prabhas' upcoming movie 'Saaho' has been creating a buzz since it was announced. And while the makers recently finalised Shraddha Kapoor as the female lead, there has been a new addition to the cast of 'Saaho'.
According to the media reports, veteran actor Jackie Shroff has also been roped in for the movie to essay the role of one of the antagonists in the movie along with Neil Nitin Mukesh and Chunky Pandey.
"Saaho will have three grey characters and interestingly, all of them are from Bollywood. While Chunky Pandey's character is dark, Jackie's character is more suave and cool while retaining its negative streak. Neil Nitin will be seen as a tech-savvy nerd. The film's shoot has already commenced in Hyderabad, Jackie will join the unit next week," a source was quoted as saying.
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Reportedly, it was Prabhas' idea to rope in Bollywood actors for 'Saaho' in order to give his movie a larger audience. "It is Prabhas's home production and he wants the film to make the maximum impact. Both Sujeeth and he thought that roping in Bollywood actors would give Saaho a more pan-India appeal," the source added.
Confirming the news, Jackie asserted that to play a negative role opposite Prabhas. He said, "I am happy to be a part of Saaho with Prabhas, who is one of the biggest actors in India at the moment. It's wonderful to know that he trusts me and thinks I can pull off this kind of a role. I have seen both the Baahubalis and loved them," he said.
Helmed by Sujeeth, 'Saaho' will be simultaneously be shot in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The movie, which is reportedly being made with a budget of Rs 150 cr, is expected to release in 2018.