Director Prashant Neel will be available after December 1, which is when the team will embark on full-fledged promotions.
In just over a month and a half, Rebel Star Prabhas’ much-awaited Salaar: Ceasefire will release in theatres. Fans have been waiting with bated breath for word on the film, more specifically, a teaser/trailer or related promotional material. There’ve been rumours galore on social media that the banner, Hombale Films, will present an introduction teaser next week for Deepavali. OTTplay checked in with Hombale Films co-founder Chaluve Gowda if this development is true and, sadly, it isn’t. “Nothing specific has been planed for Deepavali. Everything will start only after Deepavali,” he responded to our query, adding that there are no specific updates at this point of time.
As for the promotional interviews and public events, Chaluve Gowda added that those are being scheduled for after December 1, which is when director Prashant Neel is free to join the team. Is that because Prashant is busy with patch work on Salaar, as is being rumoured? “Not true,” he responded. On a parting note, we asked the producer if the trailer of Salaar would be out before the team embarks on the promotional interviews, so that there would be some talking material about the film, and Chaluve Gowda replied in the affirmative. “Yes, the trailer will be released before the interviews begin,” he said, but refrained from providing a definitive time frame. Going by his post-Deepavali comment about promotions and the start of publicity interviews, November end seems like the best bet currently. We will keep you posted as and when we hear more from the banner.
Salaar – Ceasefire is the first part of the story of ‘the most violent man’ and will be in theatres on December 22. The film was earlier meant to be out on September 28, but delays in post-production forced the makers to push it ahead. At the moment, Salaar's biggest competition is Shah Rukh Khan's Rajkumar Hirani film Dunki, while Mohanalal's legal drama Neru, directed by Drishyam maker Jeethu Joseph is also vying for a share of the market.The film, which also stars Shruthi Haasan and Prithviraj Sukumaran, among many others, is rumoured to be Prashant’s much-bigger and better interpretation of his directorial debut Ugramm, which he has refuted.