Anushka Shetty dropped from Prabhas’ ‘Saaho’ due to weight issues


Fans were eager to see Prabhas and Anushka Shetty reunite for the upcoming multilingual project ‘Saaho’ post the humongous success of ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, but this may not be happening after all. Latest reports suggest that Anushka has been dropped out of ‘Saaho’ as she was overweight for the role.

A source revealed that Anushka was training too hard to get the perfect physique for her role but she still weighed about five to eight kilos more. “Anushka was training hard for the role in ‘Saaho’, but her weight has become a bone of contention. She is still about five to eight kilos overweight. And this might cost her the film itself,” Bollywood Life quoted a source as saying.

However, there hasn’t been any official confirmation about the same.

Anushka had to gain some extra weight for her role in ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ and Tamil-Telugu film ‘Size Zero’. And now, it is getting difficult for the actress to shed the extra bulk and get into shape for her next role. Reportedly, the female lead’s role in ‘Saaho’ is that of a trendy and modern girl which is not at all similar to Devsena’s role in ‘Baahubali’.

Meanwhile, few days back, celebrities from south attended SIIMA 2017, but Anushka didn’t show up. It was being said that the actress wanted to safeguard her look from ‘Saaho’ and this was the reason behind her absence.

Written and directed by Sujeeth, Neil Nitin Mukesh will be playing the antagonist in ‘Saaho’. Most of the scenes of the film will be shot in Mumbai.