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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 22:13 IST

Why did SS Rajamouli have to convince Prabhas to say yes to Salaar?

In a recent interview, Prabhas recalled how his Baahubali director SS Rajamouli convinced him to star in Prashanth Neel's directorial Salaar.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
Prabhas on his moniker
Prabhas on his moniker | Image:Prabhas Fan Page/Instagram
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Prabhas is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Salaar. The actor will headline the film directed by KGF fame Prashanth Neel. Ahead of the film’s release, Prabhas along with Salaar director sat for a conversation with SS Rajamouli whom the actor collaborated earlier on Baahubali. In their discussion, the actor revealed why he said to Salaar. 

Prabhas says SS Rajamouli convinced him to do Salaar 

The team of Salaar sat for a conversation moderated by SS Rajamouli. In the video shared by production house Hombale Films on its official X page, Prabhas praised Prashanth Neel of KGF Films fame for crafting Salaar as a beautiful drama. "Prashanth sir did extraordinary drama, especially me and Prithvi sir. The whole story is between us... There's a beautiful drama between me, the mother, and Shruti Haasan. He's very good in drama, even in KGF we see (drama)...” 

Continuing his thought Prabhas recalled calling SS Rajamouli after he got the offer to star in Salaar. He recalled, "I think he got inspired from you (Rajamouli) also because he used to talk about you... When we thought we'll do ('Salaar'), I called Rajamouli. I always call him. I was like 'Prashanth wants to do a film', and he was like 'Don't even think, just do it'," Prabhas said. 

Prithviraj compares Salaar to Game of Thrones 

Set in the fictional city of Khansaar, Salaar revolves around two friends Deva and Vardha, played by Prabhas and Prithviraj, who end up becoming arch-rivals. In the same conversation, Prithviraj spoke about the film’s similarity with the Hollywood series Game of Thrones

Prithviraj, known for films such as Lucifer and Ayyappanum Koshiyum, likened the upcoming film to the American epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. "I keep comparing Salaar to Game of Thrones because the drama is like... There are so many characters, plot points, and intricate character dynamics. I don't know how he (the director) has fit the story into two parts. It's a tough thing to do," he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 22:13 IST

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