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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 November 2018

Watch: First glimpse of Saaho showcases Prabhas and Abu Dhabi

The behind-the-scenes video shows a lot of detail from the mega-film and was released to celebrate Prabhas' birthday

A glimpse of Prabhas in 'Saaho', which was shot in Abu Dhabi over 40 days 
A glimpse of Prabhas in 'Saaho', which was shot in Abu Dhabi over 40 days 

A video released overnight shows the first glimpse of Saaho, a tri-lingual Indian action film starring South Indian megastar Prabhas. The new trailer hones in on the Abu Dhabi leg of the film's shoot, which took 30 days.

The mega project is expected to be released at the start of the new year, and is set to be the second most expensive Indian movie ever made with a total budget of around $46m (Dh169m).

Here is your first look at what to expect action-wise, and in terms of setting:

Abu Dhabi plays a starring role in the sneak peek, which shows desert and city landscapes, as well as what went on behind the scenes during the UAE shoot.

The film’s Abu Dhabi stunts alone, which saw Hollywood stunt legend Kenny Bates come to town to oversee dramatic action sequences featuring a crew of around 250 people and almost 40 vehicles, are reported to have cost around 90 crore (Dh47.3m), more than any of the stunts in the big budget Baahubali movies.

Abu Dhabi's corniche will clearly play a starring role in the movie. 
Abu Dhabi's corniche will clearly play a starring role in the movie.

The actor told The National in May that it was amazing to be able to close roads and bridges just for the shoot: “It’s so rare to be able to get bridges and infrastructure and city locations like that,” he says. “But here was great. The team at twofour54 were really helpful. They gave us all the best roads, the best buildings, closed the roads we needed, whatever we wanted. It was a really smooth process and it’s hard to get that with these kind of scenes.”

"I don't think I've ever felt more welcome as a filmmaker anywhere in the world," said the film's director Sujeeth Reddy, who said that the shoot in the UAE capital has gone "seamlessly".

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