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Updated December 31st, 2023 at 01:40 IST

Prashanth Neel to not tweak Salaar 2 script despite claims of Salaar being 'hard' to follow

Director Prashanth Neel has reacted to criticism over the Prabhas led Salaar being deemed by a section of the audience as 'hard' to follow.

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Prashanth Neel | Image:salaarthesaga/Instagram
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Prashanth Neel is currently basking in the success of his recent theatrical release, Salaar. Salaar: Part One - Ceasefire released in theatres worldwide on December 22. The film has grossed ₹ 374.85 domestically, as per a Sacnilk report, with its worldwide gross coming in at an impressive ₹500 crores, as shared by the makers. The Prabhas led film has achieved this feat in just a week of its theatrical run. With a strong theatrical run being forecasted for Salaar, director Prashanth Neel has an important update regarding Salaar 2.

Prashanth Neel reacts to audience claims of Salaar being 'hard' to follow


In an interview with Pinkvilla, Prashanth Neel reacted to a section of the audience claiming they had to watch the film twice over to truly be able to grasp it. Neel advised the audience to have patience as what they have seen is essentially just half of a six-hour long saga.


He said, "This is just the first three hours of a six-hour movie. I wouldn’t put one single character there which wouldn’t make sense to the entire story. When Salaar 2 comes out, that will make a lot of sense to you. I did what I did for the sake of the entire story." Neel also took the criticism on his chin, further affirming, "Probably, I will learn from this experience and do a better job of it the next time."

Prashanth Neel will not tweak the script for Salaar 2


Though Prashanth Neel was receptive to the criticism, he was clear that as a director his loyalties are with the story of the film, which will be presented exactly how it was always intended. He further affirmed that he would not be making any changes to the script of Salaar 2 simply off of the basis of audience reaction, though making the film complex was never the intention.

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He said, "I am driven by the story, I am not trying to think what the audience is going to find easy or difficult at that point of time. I still have half a story to tell you. When you watch the entire story, then you will know whether the characters are still that complex or not. The idea is not to make something complex enough for people not to understand...I won’t change the story. I am not going to change one bit because of the feedback that I have gotten..."

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 23:40 IST

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