Mumbai: The release of Saaho, which marks south superstar Prabhas’ return to theatres after 2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, has been delayed by two weeks.
The film, earlier slated to release on Independence Day, will now arrive in cinema halls on August 30, according to producers.
“We want to bring the best to the audience. For bringing finesse to the action sequences we need some more time. Although we are shifting the date from Independence Day but we want to stick to the month of Independence and patriotism with ‘Saaho‘. We are dedicated to bringing the biggest movie on the largest scale,” a spokesperson for the producers said.
Apart from Prabhas, the film also features Shraddha Kapoor. The film is being shot in three languages, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, simultaneously.
However, a source said that overcrowding at the box office is not the reason to postpone the release, instead the ‘VFX is taking longer’ than the makers had expected. “The release date of Saaho will be pushed ahead because some work is still left on the film and the VFX is taking a longer time,” a source said on Thursday.
The ensemble cast also includes Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay and Murali Sharma.
Earlier too, there was a confusion regarding the release date of the film since the makers of Saaho wanted to avoid a clash with Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa. Sye Raa is now expected to hit screens in October.
Saaho, directed by Sujeeth, is bankrolled by V Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod Uppalapati under the banner UV Creations on a budget of Rs 300 crore. The film’s star cast also includes Neil Nitin Mukesh, Lal, Arun Vijay, Mandira Bedi, Jackie Shroff, Vennela Kishore, Mahesh Manjrekar and Chunky Pandey in supporting roles.
A Sreekar Prasad is the film’s editor. Ghibran is scoring the music for the flick while Sabu Cyril, the art designer for Baahubali, is also part of the technical crew.
Saaho will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi. The film is undoubtedly one of the most awaited releases this year as it happens to be Prabhas’ first film after the astounding success of the Baahubali franchise.