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Salaar: Is Pramod Panju playing an antagonist in Prashanth Neel's film?

While Pramod remains reluctant to speak about the nature of his role in Salaar, he did reveal that his character demanded a lot of physical energy and vigour on his part.

Salaar: Is Pramod Panju playing an antagonist in Prashanth Neel's film?
Where does Pramod fit in the Salaar scheme?
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Last Updated: 12.22 PM, Nov 21, 2022

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Actor Pramod, popularly known as Pramod Panju, has most likely landed a career-defining role. The Rathnan Prapancha actor recently shared that he has been cast to play a rather crucial character in Prashanth Neel's Salaar and to make things all the more special, he says that a majority of his portions include actors Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran. 

Although Pramod is yet to disclose vital details concerning his character and its relevance in the scheme of things, one could gather from his recent media interactions that right from the look to the pitch and tone, something interesting is in store for the audience.

"I was called over to Hyderabad for a photoshoot where Prashanth sir spoke to me about the character and how it would challenge my potential as an actor. I was then told to get the makeup on and that's when I realized that there's something unique about the look, including the costumes. And when I stepped out, his immediate reaction was "oh, wow" and that response put me at complete ease because I got my validation from Prashanth Neel himself. And feeling confident, I tried out a few interesting expressions on my own for the photoshoot because I haven't had the chance to play such roles before - I was able to dabble with something like that in the serial Sanju Matthu Naanu but Prashanth sir has raised the intensity to a whole new level," said Pramod in an interview.

So, could one assume that he plays an antagonist or a grey-shaded character in the film? Pramod, who began his career on the small screen, played the main antagonist Karthik in the Kannada TV serial Sanju Matthu Naanu and though it was a short-lived stint, his portrayal of the negative character was appreciated by many. 

While Pramod remains reluctant to speak about the nature of his role in Salaar, he did reveal that his character demanded a lot of physical energy and vigour on his part. In the same interaction, he added that he will be in the thick of the main action in Salaar and his scenes will extensively feature both Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran.

The makers of Salaar unveiled Prithviraj Sukumaran's look in the film on the Malayalam superstar's 40th birthday. Prithviraj, who makes his Telugu and Kannada debut with the film, plays the role of Varadharaj Mannaar and his look, which includes rustic elements, body piercings, and the whole range, got an overwhelming response on the internet.

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