Prabhas Sets Horror Film ‘The Raja Saab’ as Next Project (EXCLUSIVE)

“Baahubali” star Prabhas has set horror film “The Raja Saab” as his next project.

The film is directed by Maruthi Dasari, mostly known as just Maruthi, whose credits include horror-comedy “Prema Katha Chitram” (2013), romantic comedy “Mahanubhavudu” (2017) and comedy-drama “Prati Roju Pandage” (2019). It is being produced under the People Media Factory banner with T.G. Vishwa Prasad (“Karthikeya 2,” “Dhamaka”) as producer and Vivek Kuchibotla (“Bro”) as co-producer. The cinematography is by Karthik Palani (“Varisu”), Thaman S. (“Ala Vaikuntapuramulo”) is the composer and the VFX is led by Kamal Kannan (“Magadheera,” the “Baahubali” films).

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The project was formally announced on Jan. 15, on the occasion of the Pongal and Sankranti festivals.

“The Raja Saab” will release in the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi languages.

Prabhas headlined two releases in 2023. Mythological film “Adipurush” underperformed at the box office while action extravaganza “Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire” emerged as one of the biggest Indian hits of the year. Sci-fi epic “Kalki 2898 AD” is due to release in May.

Maruthi said: “‘The Raja Saab’ stands as one of my most ambitious projects to date. Collaborating with Prabhas and People Media Factory is both an honor and exciting for me as a filmmaker. We are geared up to offer our audiences a grand horror experience. Having Prabhas on board is particularly special as his electrifying screen presence infused with our horror narrative is sure to leave audiences amazed.”

Prasad added: “We are thrilled to have Prabhas on board for our upcoming romantic horror entertainer ‘The Raja Saab.’ He’s truly a pan-India star who’s loved by audiences for his brilliant range as an actor and we truly believe he’s best suited for the role. Audiences can expect to see him in a massy and vintage look that they have long yearned for. With Maruthi’s filmmaking brilliance, we are truly looking forward to beginning this journey.”

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