The Story is about a power battle which is taking place in the higher echelons of power unrelated and unconnected episodes occurring in different parts of the globe, Intertwine in an unforeseen manner to a revelation of mind games.
Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhas are gearing up for the release of their next action film Saaho. Reports suggest that two International directors Pen Zhang and Kenny Bates were brought on board for the fight and chopper scenes.
White Pen directed the Abu Dhabi action scenes, Kenny created the chopper scene. Pinkvilla quoted a source as saying “It involved helicopter stunts and we had planned to shoot it in India. But it was difficult getting permission so the team flew to Europe where an Italian military helicopter was sourced. Experts were on the sets throughout the shoot to ensure that safety measures were in place.”
The film has been made on a budget of ₹350 crores. The film was shot in Austria, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Romania and other parts of Europe. Principal photography began in August 2017. Arun Vijay, Jackie Shroff, Lal, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Mandira Bedi were roped in along with the leads, Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor. A large part of the budget was spent to shoot the action scenes in the film. International stunt choreographer, Kenny Bates, had been roped in to choreograph the action scenes.
The first schedule of the film, which was in Hyderabad, was completed by October 2017.The second schedule of the film began in December 2017 at Ramoji Film City. According to the producers of the film, Shraddha Kapoor had shot action sequences in the film with heavy weaponry. After a few days, they shifted to Dubai for a month where some of the major action sequences were shot with Prabhas and Neil Nitin Mukesh, while Shraddha Kapoor switched to her next venture, Stree. After shooting half of the film in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Dubai, the cast and crew of Saaho began with the fourth schedule of the film in Abu Dhabi in February 2018 and ended within a few weeks. The fifth schedule of the film, also in Abu Dhabi started in late-February. The sixth schedule of the film began in mid-March in Dubai and Romania. The final leg of film and romantic songs were shot in Innsbruck and in the Tyrol region of Austria.
An action sequence, which features in an exceptionally long period of the screenplay, was shot extensively near the Burj Khalifa; 25 crores from the budget had been spent. Prabhas had gone under rigorous training, which involved cardiovascular and weight training, and plyometric obstacle races. Prabhas praised his co-star Shraddha Kapoor, stating that she was the best choice for her character. She holds a strong character in the film while Prabhas’ character is a grey-shaded fictitious role. He plays the character of a cop which will keep the audience guessing until the end.
The film is scheduled to be released in theaters and IMAX on 30 August 2019.