Prabhas, who is currently shooting for big-budget and high octane action film Saaho, is taking Hindi lessons and going an extra mile to perfect his performance in the film.
While the actor is proficient in the Southern region languages, he is apparently having some difficulty with Hindi. To be able to do justice to his character, Prabhas has been taking Hindi lessons to get his dialect and fluency right.
Multilingual Saaho will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Sharing his experience of the preparation, he said, “Saaho will cater to audiences across the nation with its story and setting. It is not difficult, but Hindi is not my first language. So, a lot of preparation went into it. I can read and write the language, but we don’t speak in Hindi at home.”
“I have done a lot of homework for it and Soni (my teacher) conducted dialogue classes for more than a month. The first schedule was tough for me, but from the second one, it got better. I will only be dubbing for it in Hindi,” he added.
Prabhas also went through intense physical training to be able to perform action sequences in the film well. The actor sometimes spent as many as 10 hours at a stretch to master the new stunts. A few glimpses of the film’s action scenes in the teaser and the buzz surrounding around it clearly shows that the audience is already expecting a surprise element from the novelty of the stunts.
The actor shot to fame with his fantasy adventure movie Baahubali: The Begining, which released in 2015. The second installment of the franchise Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has been the highest grosser films ever in the history of Indian cinema.
Prabhas who had dedicated five years for Baahubali was showered with multiple offers during the shoot of the film. However, Prabhas chose to focus only on a select few.
The actor will be seen in Saaho alongside Shraddha Kapoor and his next movie is being helmed by Radha Krishna Kumar of Jil fame. The working title of the movie is Amour along with Pooja Hegde.