Much before the official announcement came out, BollywoodLife was the first one to tell you about Shraddha Kapoor replacing Anushka Shetty in Prabhas' Saaho. In fact, we had also informed you how the reason why Anushka lost out on the role is because of her weight issues as a source had exclusively revealed to us, "Anushka was training hard, yet she was about 5-8 kgs overweight, eventually leading to her removal from the film." Now although we can't do much about reuniting Anushka and Prabhas onscreen but we do have an interesting scoop on how Anushka is still associated with Saaho, despite not bagging the leading role. Yes...
Turns out Shraddha was finalised for Saaho only after Anushka Shetty's approval. Reveals an insider, "The makers of Saaho didn't want to spoil their equation with Anushka just because they couldn't collaborate together for Saaho. They have high regards for the actress so they ensured to keep her in the loop, every time they would consider someone else for the role right from Deepika Padukone to Katrina Kaif. That's a different thing that Anushka too after one point of time started feeling that in a way it's good she didn't fit into the character; for the pressure around her chemistry with Prabhas was anyway getting too much to handle. She is relatively very happy that Shraddha has stepped into her shoes for Saaho."
However interestingly, when we asked our BollywoodLife readers to suggest if they are happy with Shraddha being finalised for Saaho, 65 percent our voters felt Shraddha is a bad choice and are still hoping to see Anushka back as Prabhas' love interest! But what may come, Prabhas has already kickstarted shooting for the film as he took to Facebook this morning saying, "It's shoot time, almost 4 and half years for Baahubali journey, excited to enter a new action world called Saaho."
Let's see when will Shraddha join Prabhas for the first schedule of Saaho. Until then, keep watching this space for more updates, only on BollywoodLife!
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