The casting of the female lead for Saaho had been the headlines for sometime now. Even before Shraddha Kapoor was roped in to play the female lead in Saaho, the makers of Saaho had approached Anushka Shetty for the role, however , her weight issues let the makers to drop the idea of casting her in the film. Moreover, after Anushka, it was Alia Bhatt who was also approached to play the lead, but the reports suggest that the actress refused to be a part of the film owing to her very little screen space in comparison to Prabhas’.

Infact, Karan Johar had too tried to persuade Alia to consider the role.

According to a source, “Alia is currently busy setting a league of her own by taking up some really good performance-oriented roles. So at a stage when she’s setting such a bright example as far as her film choices are concerned, she doesn’t want to break the chain by doing a film where she is more like a supporting cast. Even her family approved of her decision and have no regrets whatsoever. So does it mean, Shraddha got lucky all thanks to Alia? I mean, had Alia not rejected the film, the makers wouldn’t have even approached Shraddha, right? Nevertheless, it’s quite a win-win situation for Shraddha, though!”

Although, Prabhas is Alia Bhatt’s favourite actor in the South, the actress has missed the opportunity to star opposite the superstar of the nation. However, there may be something better in store for Alia Bhatt in future.