Prabhas, Shruti Haasan, Prithviraj have kicked started the promotions ahead of the much-awaited OTT release of their blockbuster movie Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire.
After an excellent performance at the box office, Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire is getting ready to make its OTT debut soon. Starring Telugu superstar Prabhas in the lead role, Salaar will arrive on Netflix, probably by the end of January or during the first week of February.
The main cast and crew of Salaar have kicked started the promotions ahead of its much-awaited OTT release. Homable Films, the producers of Salaar, have released an entertaining conversation featuring Prabhas and his co-stars Shruti Haasan and Prithviraj. In this engaging interaction, the trio shares laughter, cracks jokes, and swaps anecdotes from their time on the shooting spot, providing a delightful sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes camaraderie among them.
Shruti Haasan recalled her initial experience before joining the sets of Salaar. She shared that she was surprised by the overwhelming excitement of those around her who were thrilled about her opportunity to work with 'Darling,' a popular nickname for Prabhas. At first, she couldn't quite understand the emotion behind the excitement and found it a bit strange. However, once she started working with Prabhas, she quickly grasped the genuine admiration and affection that people had for him, understanding the sentiment that initially perplexed her.
Prithviraj added to the conversation, by saying, "I don't understand why he is called 'Rebal Star' but I completely understand why he's called 'Darling'," he said.
Prabhas later explained to both Shruti and Prithviraj that he inherited the honorary title 'Rebel Star' from his uncle Krishnam Raju, the late movie icon of the Telugu film industry.
Meanwhile, Shruti and Prabhas revealed that they thought Prasanth Neel was an excellent director but a bad narrator. "My first narration with Prasanth sir was really confusing," she said.
Prabhas seconded Shruit by declaring, "He (Prasanth) is not a good narrator." However, Prithviraj had a very different take.
"My first narration with Prasanth was on Zoom and there was another narration in person, much later when I did the look test. Both those narrations were fantastic," he said, prompting Shruit and Prabhas to rethink their opinion of Prasanth's narrating skills.
Contrary to popular opinion, Prasanth focuses the majority of his resources, energy and creativity on deriving the best performances from his actors, rather than relying on the in-built grandeur of his productions. "When a Prasanth film releases, the conversations, rightfully so, are all about the scale, the action, the aesthetics, styling, look and everything. But, when you are on the set you realize that his direction is entirely about actors. He doesn't care about everything else," noted Prithviraj.
He suggested that he learned valuable directing lessons observing Prasanth on the sets of Salaar. "You can have the biggest of sets. You could be making a Rs 500 crore film, but the story will always have to be told through the characters, which means through the actors," he said.
While all three seemed to have varying opinions about Prasanth 's narrating skills, they all strongly agreed about his ability to create the best work environment for them. "He is my most favourite director in the last 21 years. I was most comfortable with him. I had Vinayak sir also. But that was only a 6-month project. But, this was for two years," opined Prabhas.
"You will want to meet after the shoot and spend time with him. He's also entertaining, cool sarcastic and funny. And for him actors are like gods," he added.
Salaar became one of the biggest hits of last year by raking in more than Rs 600 crore from its worldwide ticket sales. The cast and crew are now getting ready to kick-start the production of Salaar 2.