Confirmed! Prithviraj Sukumaran to star in Prabhas-led action film 'Salaar'
We finally have some update about Salaar and an exciting one! Its lead actor Prabhas has confirmed that Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran "is also doing that film." This update was shared by Prabhas in Kerala at a promotional event for his upcoming release, Radhe Shyam. Touted as a period romantic incarnation drama, Radhe Shyam hits theaters this Friday, that is on March 11.
- Sukumaran made his Telugu debut in 2010 with Police Police. The buddy cop film starred Sriram, Kamalinee Mukherjee, and Sanjjanaa in the other principal roles.
- After that, he has not done any Telugu film, so this also makes Salaar a much-awaited project.
- Moreover, the film is being made in Kannada, too, marking Sukumaran's Sandalwood debut. This surely will help him build a pan-India image.
While addressing the press, Prabhas said, "Prithviraj sir is doing that film (Salaar). We are lucky (to have him) and so happy that he accepted to be part of it," stopping short of revealing Sukumaran's character in it. He had said previously that Salaar is an "exciting film and my character is extremely violent. It's something I've never done before. It's a pan-India film."
Shruti Haasan has been paired opposite Prabhas in the film. Prashanth Neel of K.G.F: Chapter 1 fame is at the helm. Apart from Telugu and Kannada, Salaar will be dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi, too. Vijay Kiragandur is bankrolling the project under the Hombale Films banner. Ravi Basrur has been roped in for composing the music, while Bhuvan Gowda is the cinematographer.
As mentioned before, Prabhas will be seen soon in Radha Krishna Kumar-directed Radhe Shyam. Set in the backdrop of 1970s Europe, the film has Pooja Hegde as the leading lady. He also has Adipurush and Project K in his pipeline. On the other hand, Sukumaran will next be seen in the Malayalam film Jana Gana Mana, which will hit the marquee on April 28.