Before Shraddha Kapoor was finalised as the lead in Prabhas’s Saaho , the makers had practically confirmed that his fellow Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty would take up the role, however , her weight issues let the makers to drop the idea of casting her in the film. Moreover, after Anushka, it was Alia Bhatt who was also approached to play the lead, but the reports suggest that the actress refused to be a part of the film.
Infact, Karan Johar had too tried to persuade Alia to consider the role. However, considering the heroine has barely any scenes in the film in comparison to Prabhas, Alia rejected the film.
According to a source, “Alia is currently busy setting a league of her own by taking up some really good performance-oriented roles. So at a stage when she’s setting such a bright example as far as her film choices are concerned, she doesn’t want to break the chain by doing a film where she is more like a supporting cast. Even her family approved of her decision and have no regrets whatsoever. So does it mean, Shraddha got lucky all thanks to Alia? I mean, had Alia not rejected the film, the makers wouldn’t have even approached Shraddha, right? Nevertheless, it’s quite a win-win situation for Shraddha, though!”
A few months earlier, Alia was asked, who her favourite South Indian actor was. She promptly replied, “Prabhas.” Well, even if Alia missed out on this chance with the Baahubali actor, maybe there’s something bigger in the future!
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