At 50 days, and with more than 250 crew members, "Saaho" will be the second longest Indian movie to be produced in Abu Dhabi after "Tiger Zinda Hai".
Talent from three film hubs have converged in Abu Dhabi for new action movie Saaho. Actor Prabhas from South India’s Telegu film industry, Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor and Hollywood stunt legend Kenny Bates are part of the cast and crew of Saaho, which is currently shooting at locations across Abu Dhabi.
Saaho, the seventh major Indian movie to be shot in Abu Dhabi, is a trilingual thriller written and directed by Sujeeth Reddy and produced by UV Creations, whose other hit films include Mirchi, Run Raja Run, and Express Raja.
It stars Prabhas, leading man in India’s biggest magnum opus, the Baahubali series and Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor.
Along with them is award-winning stunt director Kenny Bates, who is choreographing the films action scenes. Among the many hits Bates has worked on are Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Pearl Harbor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Fast and the Furious.
Prabhas said: Ive been impressed at the level of support weve received from twofour54, the local crews, the fans, and the government, who are all going out of their way to make things as smooth as possible.
twofour54 is providing full production services as well as the support of its government and travel services department and the film will benefit from Abu Dhabi Film Commissions 30% rebate. A number of interns are also working on the project, part of twofour54s aim to ensure that attracting productions to Abu Dhabi helps to develop the Emirates media professionals of the future.
At 50 days, and with more than 250 crew members, Saaho will be the second longest Indian movie to be produced in Abu Dhabi after Tiger Zinda Hai last year.
Among the major studios and production companies that have used Abu Dhabi as a location in recent years are Universal Pictures with Furious 7, Disney with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Yash Raj Films with Tiger Zinda Hai, and Paramount Pictures with Mission: Impossible Fallout.
Other Indian movies that have been shot in Abu Dhabi include Dishoom, Baby, and Bang Bang and the upcoming Race 3.