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Whoa! Prabhas crashes 37 cars, SUVs and 5 trucks for a massive action sequence in Saaho


Baahubali franchise superstar Prabhas is gearing up for his upcoming trilingual action adventure Saaho, which is being directed by Sujeeth. The actor had been stationed in Abu Dhabi over the last three weeks to shoot an extensive action sequence.

According to a statement made by the makers, it was revealed that a whopping Rs. 90 crore is being spent on this particular action episode which is believed to be one of the highlights of the film, as reported by Showsha.

The action sequence has been conducted under the supervision of international stuntman Kenny Bates. Apparently maximum impact made in this sequence is real involving the use of cars and trucks.

“We met Kenny two years ago. He suggested that we shoot everything live. Nearly 90 percent of what audiences will see on the screen will be real. He insisted that we use real cars in the chase sequences. Instead of CGI, he wanted real crashes. We crashed around 37 cars and five trucks. Since everything we shot is real, the impact is going to be out of this world. Usually, we have 70 percent CGI and 30 percent real for such action sequences but we opted for a more real shoot. The experience is going to be one of its kind and never seen before on Indian screens,” Prabhas told reporters in UAE.

Over 250 crew members are currently working on the Saaho. On shooting in Dubai, Prabhas had said in a statement: “We are all excited to be shooting in Abu Dhabi – friends in the industry have told me that it’s an incredible filming destination boasting awe-inspiring landscapes, and it is certainly living up to that reputation. I’ve been impressed at the level of support we’ve received from twofour54, the local crew, the fans, and the government, who are all going out of their way to make things as smooth as possible. It will also be one of the most dynamic — the large-scale action scenes are expected to take about 20 days to shoot.”

The movie also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Shraddha Kapoor, Arun Vijay, Jackie Shroff and Mandira Bedi among others along with music given by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Apart from Telugu, the film will also be released in Hindi and Tamil.

Reports suggest that T-Series recently spent a whopping Rs. 120 crore to bag the Hindi theatrical rights of the film.