Prabhas opens up about Sraddha Kapoor, fear and fitness for ‘Saaho’

Hyderabad/Bhubaneswar: Baahubali Prabhas recently wrapped up the Abu Dhabi schedule of ‘Saaho’ after a grueling schedule of shooting for around 40 days. The high octane action sequences of the movie have already become the talked of the town.

Prabhas, who often seems a bit shy, recently talked with the UAE media about a slew of things and rumours that have been making rounds and he was quite candid.

Prabhas on Saaho Shooting in Abu Dhabi and the ‘Fear’ factor

“People are very nice, the mosque is so beautiful, I really enjoyed going to the museum in my free time. Every time we come here for a recce, we bump into a new place. The Abu Dhabi team stopped the traffic for us, they gave us the best roads and the best buildings and we are very grateful for that. We will definitely come again,” Khaleej Times reported.

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The Baahubali star also revealed that the ‘Saaho’ team was initially afraid of shooting in the country during Ramadan they got all type of support and it eased the whole shoot process.

Prabhas on Saaho co-star Sraddha Kapoor

Prabhas praised her Saaho co-star Shraddha Kapoor and said She is very hard working and very beautiful. She is not just a prop in the film who comes only for songs and a few scenes. She has a very important role in the movie.

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About her character in the movie, he said her’s is one of the biggest assets in the movie. Shraddha is very good in Telugu. There were times when she would give two takes in Hindi but for Telugu, most of the time, her first take was okayed, he revealed.

Prabhas on Maintaining Fitness and Baahubali

The ‘Young Rebel Star’ revealed that he wanted to get rid of the larger than life warrior look from Baahubali to play the role of which he had to gain nearly 10 kilo.

He said, “I gained around 10 kilograms for the warrior look and I don’t want to have that look for all my films. It gets boring. Hence I went for a leaner look in this film. I exercised a lot and reduced my carbohydrate intake. I was having my food in portions every three hours. I started doing more of cardio and less of weight training. I just wanted to lose the fat and not so much of muscles. For Abu Dhabi shoots, there were not many body shots, so I did cheat and eat things here and there,” Khaleej Times reported.

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It is worth mentioning that for the Saaho’s stunt director is Kenny Bates who has worked on Hollywood movies like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Pearl Harbor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Fast and the Furious. So, we can expect getting goosebumps while watching all those scenes.

‘Saaho’ is expected to hit the theaters late this year or early 2019.