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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 15:00 IST

Salaar: Did Prithviraj Sukumaran recommend Prabhas to sign Prashanth Neel's film?

Prithviraj Sukumuran praised Prabhas for embracing a challenging role and stepping into a space different from his previous projects.

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A viral photo of Prabhas and Prithviraj. | Image:Prabhas Trends/X
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The much anticipated pan-India actioner Salaar will hit theatres on December 22. Recently, Prithviraj Sukumaran spoke about the element beneath the action-packed surface. The actor, who plays a significant role in the film headlined by Prabhas, believes that audiences are in for an engaging drama, comparing it to the intensity of Game of Thrones.

Prashanth Neel's vision for Salaar

Directed by Prashanth Neel, renowned for the KGF franchise, "Salaar" promises more than just grand action sequences. Prithviraj, in an interview with Galatta Plus, highlights Neel's ability to infuse intricate character dynamics into the narrative, creating a drama that goes beyond the expected action spectacle.

Prithviraj heaps praises on Prabhas

In an interview with Galatta Plus, Prithviraj praised Prabhas for embracing a challenging role and stepping into a space different from his previous projects. Drawing parallels with their industry dynamics, he commended Prabhas for being a gentleman on set, making everyone feel comfortable. He also expressed gratitude for not feeling like an outsider during the filming process.

In an interesting revelation, Prithviraj shared Prabhas's perspective on film choices post the colossal success of Baahubali. According to him, Prabhas acknowledged the lure of big-budget films but expressed a desire to explore diverse genres, including love stories and comedies.

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Prithviraj praises Prashanth Neel

Beyond the on-screen dynamics, Prithviraj showered praise on director Prashanth Neel, describing him as the "nicest, gentlest, funniest" person on set. Contrary to the perception of might in action films, he revealed that Neel fosters a collaborative and team-oriented environment. He emphasises the director's dedication to the writing process, dispelling the misconception that mainstream action entertainers are easy to create.

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 15:00 IST

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