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The hit jodi of Anushka Shetty and Prabhas  earned a positive response from everyone for their onscreen chemistry after the success of Bahubali 2: The conclusion. And that is why fans were excited about the news of the duo’s reunion in the upcoming film Saaho. However, if recent rumours are to be believed, the Anushka is now out of the film because she couldn’t lose five to eight kilos for the role.

According to a report by, “Anushka was training hard for the role in Saaho. But her weight has become a bone of contention. She is still about five to eight kilo overweight. And this might cost her the film itself.”

Earlier, the makers of the film had approached many Bollywood heroines like Katrina Kaif, Shraddha Kapoor,  Sonam Kapoor, Disha Patani and Pooja Hegde for the role of the lead character, however the role went to Shetty. Now, once again the leading actress is not confirmed.

After progressive films like Dum Lagake Haisha and Bahubali 2, this incident with Saaho has once again cemented the fact that weight and body image still remain a cause of concern for filmmakers in India. Body shaming is indeed a very deep-rooted part of the movie industry and the perfect body size is more important than the actor’s calibre.

Saaho is being directed by Sujeeth and is expected to release in 2018 in four languages—Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam.

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