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'He would stop everything...' - Prabhas dishes on his 'Salaar' director Prashanth Neel's method

Prabhas, only recently, referred to Prashanth Neel as the "best director he has worked with in his 21-year-long career"

'He would stop everything...' - Prabhas dishes on his 'Salaar' director Prashanth Neel's method
Prabhas and Prashanth Neel

Last Updated: 02.54 PM, Dec 16, 2023


Prabhas' recent confession that Prashanth Neel is the "best director he has worked with in his career" offers a new perspective on the bond that the duo shares. 

In an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, the 44-year-old superstar revealed that he felt very comfortable in the filmmaker's company and that he wanted to spend time with Neel instead of actually shooting. Turns out one of the many reasons for this camaraderie is possibly the style or the method with which Prashanth Neel likes to work with his lead actors.

In the same interview with the Hindi daily, Prabhas discloses that the 'Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire' would dedicate all his focus to his principal actors - be it Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran or Shruti Haasan - once they arrived on the sets. 

"He would only focus on our shots. This way, I never had to wait on the set even though we all would tell him that we didn't mind waiting," said the actor, highlighting the fact Prashanth Neel would drop everything else when the stars reached the location and get to shooting their bits.

"During the first schedule, I don't remember exactly what time I reached the sets, but he put everything that was happening on hold, saying "The hero has arrived and we will shoot only the hero's shots". I told him at that point that he needn't do that because I have spent half my career waiting," added Prabhas.

While the general spirit or the mood on the sets of 'Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire' seems largely cheerful, the film that the entire team set out to make is starkly contrasting in nature. The first instalment of the proposed two-part epic has been certified 'A' by the censor board for the amount of graphic violence contains. However, Prabhas' fans aren't deterred by it and in fact, are more kicked than ever to see the actor unleash the mayhem on the big screen.

'Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire' will be in theatres this Friday, 22 December. Here's the trailer of the film:

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