Jackie Shroff to play 'Baahubali' Prabhas' nemesis in 'Saaho'

Updated: Sep 07, 2017, 10:00 IST | Upala KBR

Baahubali star Prabhas's next, Saaho, is getting bigger and better. After finding their leading lady in Shraddha Kapoor earlier this week, the makers have now roped in Jackie Shroff to play the villain

Prabhas and Jackie Shroff
Prabhas and Jackie Shroff

Baahubali star Prabhas's next, Saaho, is getting bigger and better by the day. After finding their leading lady in Shraddha Kapoor earlier this week, the makers of the mega-budget film have now roped in Jackie Shroff to play the villain.

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Chunky Pandey complete the triumvirate of villains in the Sujeeth Reddy-directed drama, which will be made in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

Says a source, "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."

Confirming the story, Shroff says, "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. They reminded me of my childhood."

The source goes on to add that it is a strategic move at Prabhas's end to rope in Bollywood actors. "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."

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