Saaho will be a multi-lingual release. So, the makers were looking out for a Bollywood heroine to be cast opposite Prabhas.
Though her name has been making rounds for some time now, nothing was finalised. Now comes the news that Shraddha Kapoor has finally signed the dotted line for Prabhas' Saaho.
In the past, the makers were in two minds as Shraddha was demanding a huge amount. Usually, Shraddha charges Rs 4 crore in Bollywood, but she upped her price and demanded Rs 6 crore for "Saaho".
Though the makers had approached her long back, she refused to budge as they were not ready to pay the price quoted by her.
However, finally, Shraddha Kapoor got her way and the makers of "Saaho" gave in to her demand. She will now be taking home Rs 6 crore plus service tax.
This is indeed a huge hike, but Shraddha feels she is justified as the film will be released in multiple languages.
Meanwhile, producers of "Saaho" tried to sign Deepika Padukone, but that didn't work out. Since they were running out of time, the producers once again approached Shraddha Kapoor and signed her.
Well, as for the Aashiqui girl, she is getting Rs 2 crore more than her usual price.
"Saaho" needed a popular Bollywood face as the makers want to cash in on the huge fan following that Prabhas now has in the Hindi belt after the success of "Baahubali 2".