Prashanth Neel and Hombale Films revealed just 30 days before the film's release that their action-packed thriller, 'Salaar', starring Prabhas, will not be released on September 28 due to VFX concerns. The announcement shocked the industry because the release was delayed after advance bookings began in several areas. Now, there have been several significant updates to the picture.
According to people close to the situation, Prashanth Neel and company have quietly rejoined to reshoot some elements of 'Salaar', including the film's climax.
"The idea is to better the product for the biggest cinematic experience. Prashanth Neel wants to outdo his previous work and when he watched the film in one go recently, he felt there was still a lot of scope of improvement. Prashanth is a taskmaster. He got support from his producers, who took the risk of delaying the film and increasing the budget to creatively satisfy the director," according to a close source.
All stakeholders have expressed support for the reshoot. "Given the money at which film is bought across the market, it's always good to come up with a polished and complete product. When there is scope for improvement, it's always nice to improve. The idea of this short reshoot is to enhance the cinematic experience for the viewers," the source added.
That's not all; according to the insider, VFX is also a factor in the Salaar delay. "Approx. 600 VFX shots are yet to be received by the team of Salaar, and to date, that's pending. Basically, the delay has come for multiple reasons, which include delay in VFX output and some reshoots in the climax," the source explained.
'Salaar' will have a new release date once the VFX shots are obtained and Prashanth Neel stitches the reshot portions in the final cut.