Neil Nitin Mukesh to play a villain opposite Prabhas in Saaho

Actor Neli Nitin Mukesh has been signed to play a baddie opposite Prabhas in an upcoming film Saaho.

By Akshata Narkar - May 31, 2017

Prabhas has collected a huge fan base across India with the Baahubali saga. However, his act of heroism would have fallen flat if his opponent was not as powerful and cruel as Rana Daggubatti. That’s the strength of an antagonist in a film! Reviving the same cult onscreen Neil Nitin Mukesh has been roped to play the villain opposite Prabhas in Sujeeth’s Saaho.

Neil Nitin Mukesh to play a villain opposite Prabhas in Saaho
Neil Nitin Mukesh and Prabhas featuring in film Saaho

A source from the creative unit of Saaho has confirmed Neil’s role saying he was the first artist signed after Prabhas. He has a powerful role. His character will redefine villain's threat in Indian cinema. He will be having many face-off scenes with Prabhas. Some stellar action sequences are being designed for them.

Post-Baahubali, filmmakers have understood the importance of balancing moral conflict. Therefore, director Sujeeth is aiming for the similar pace in Saaho. Though the film has Prabhas in the lead role, yet fine detailing has been done to Neil’s villainy character too.

Film Saaho is gearing for 2018 release. It will be widely distributed by Fox Star Studios in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi languages.