Thanks to 'Baahubali', Prabhas is now a pan-Indian star. The entire nation will be curious about his films and to give a universal appeal, the makers try to cast actors from different languages.
In 'Saaho', we saw a combination of Telugu, Hindi and Tamil actors. He is following the same pattern for his next film with Radha Krishna too. 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' heroine Bhagyasree was roped in to play the role of Prabhas's mother in the film. They also brought Kunal Kapoor for another important role. But they decided to go with Southern actors for playing the antagonist role as per sources.
They took this decision as the Hindi actors are coming with big price tags on their heads which is causing heavy burden on the producers. Also, these actors find it tough to mouth Telugu dialogues with perfection which is a major worry for our makers.
To avoid all these miseries, they decided to go with actor like Jagapathi Babu who fits the bill perfectly and is also a familiar face in South India. Seems like a perfect plan. Pooja Hegde will be seen as the love interest of Prabhas in this romantic drama with a periodic backdrop. UV Creations is bankrolling this project.