Mumbai: Before Shraddha Kapoor was finalised as the lead in Prabhas's Saaho, the makers had approached Alia Bhatt to play Prabhas' romantic interest in the action thriller.
The Saaho team was excited about casting Alia. In fact, even her mentor Karan Johar wanted Alia to take up the role. However, considering the heroine has barely any scenes in the film in comparison to Prabhas, Alia refused to be a part of the film, a source revealed as per the report in Bollywoodlife.com.
“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,” a source stated.
The role finally bagged by 'Half Girlfriend' star Shraddha Kapoor.
A few months earlier, Alia was asked, who her favourite South Indian actor was. She promptly replied, "Prabhas." Lets hope the two powerhouse performers do something together bigger in the future.
The film that stars Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi and Neil Nitin Mukesh in the supporting star-cast is slated for release in 2018....