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Baahubali star Anushka to make Bollywood debut

July 05, 2017 12:04 IST

'Baahubali was all about holding back passion.'
'In Saaho, Anushka and Prabhas will let it all hang out.'
Subhash K Jha finds out more.

Anushka Shetty, the Southern sensation of Baahubali fame, would have made her Bollywood debut opposite Ajay Devgan in Singham. But there were financial disagreements.

And as Anushka tells me, "Everything happens at the right time."

She was seen by a massive Hindi-speaking audience inBaahuabali. But that was a dubbed Hindi film.

With Saaho -- which will see her team up again with Prabhas -- Anushka will make her full-ledged Hindi movie debut.

Saaho's producers plan a separate original Hindi version of the film. Which is why Anushka and Prabhas are learning Hindi from scratch.

If fans are looking at the pair recreating the Baahubali drama, they are in for a surprise.

In Saaho, we will see Prabhas and Anushka share trendy togs and trendier talk -- distant universes from their characters in Baahubali.

"Their chemistry will be sizzling hot," reveals a source.

"Baahubali was all about holding back passion. In Saaho, Anushka and Prabhas will let it all hang out."

Both actors have been asked to lose weight and get into a body form where they can wear the coolest clothes including leather jeans and beachwear.

"It is not about swords and armour," says the source.

"They will play the young people of today caught in a crisis."

Anushka and Prabhas, incidentally, are buddies. They never say no to each other.‚Äč

Subhash K Jha