Makers of Prabhas starrer Salaar on Sunday unveiled the first look poster of actor Prithviraj mark his birthday. The team, led by director Prashanth Neel–known for helming the blockbuster KGF franchise– shared the first look of Prithviraj from the big budget action thriller.
In Salaar, Prithviraj, who turned 40 on Sunday, will be seen playing Vardharaja Mannaar. The poster showed Prithviraj emerging from coal dust- bearded, with tilak on his forehead and scars on his cheeks, eyebrows. The actor is also seen sporting ear studs, a septum ring on his nose and a choker.

Prashanth Neel took to Twitter and wrote, “Birthday Wishes to the most versatile @PrithviOfficial , Presenting Vardharaja Mannaar from Salaar.” The official page of production house Hombale Films also shared the same first look and wished Prithviraj a happy birthday, writing, “Parallel or mainstream, Arthouse or commercial, he has always made sure to strike a balance n delivered stupendously with an entertaining n engaging act. To the most versatile @PrithviOfficial a very Happy Birthday.”

Salaar also stars Shruti Haasan in the female lead. Jagapathi Babu, who has earned a reputation as a stylish villain, is roped in for the antagonist role in the film. Composer Ravi Basur and cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda, who worked in the KGF franchise, have been retained for the much-awaited film.