Anushka asked to shed weight for her debut Hindi film Saaho


‘Weighty’ issues have again started haunting lanky Anushka, who is all set to make her debut as heroine in Hindi films at the age of 35.

Anushka has been confirmed as the heroine to be paired up opposite Prabhas (her close friend and co-star of many Telugu films) in his debut as hero Hindi films. Titled as Saaho, the film would be directed by Sujeeth Reddy who would also pen the story, screenplay and dialogues while Vamsi Krishna Reddy is the film’s producer. The trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy would be scoring the film’s music.

Prabhas, who has courted nation-wide and global popularity thanks to the colossal hit film Baahubali 2, plays a cop in the film. He reportedly recommended Anushka to be cast as the heroine in the film. Sujeeth has agreed to this but has asked Anushka to shed weight to commence the shoot of her part in the film.

Anushka, who put on weight purposely for her character in Size Zero (Inji Iduppazhagi in Tamil) in 2015, has been trying in vain to shed the flab around her waist. S.S. Rajamuoli used graphics to good effect to show Anushka as a ‘slim’ girl in Baahubali 2 but Sujeeth is not in favour of using graphics and has asked Anushka in plain terms to come back to shape soon or consider herself unlucky to be exiting from the film.


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