Producer Vijay Kirgandur’s voices that the Prabhas-starrer will be a force to reckon with at the box officeEven at a time when the filming of Salaar is underway, the movie has garnered unprecedented hype and anticipation; courtesy of Hombale Films’ blockbuster KGF: Chapter 2. Fans of the pan-Indian star Prabhas, who essays the lead in ‘Salaar’, have time and again contemplated that the film’s director Prashanth Neel might connect both the movie franchises; ‘KGF’ and ‘Salaar’, which contributed to the latter’s craze. However, no official announcement has been made in this regard.Nevertheless, Vijay Kirgandur of Hombale Films, who delivered some of the highest-grossing films of 2022 under the banner, talked about his production ‘Salaar’, in an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com. “85 per cent shooting is complete and by January, we will complete the remaining shoot. We need six months for the VFX work and on September 28, (we) will release it in cinemas," said Kirgandur.Apart from reaffirming that 'Salaar' is on track to release in theatres on September 28, Kirgandur confirmed that he caught a few glimpses of the movie and it's promising. "I saw the rushes. It’s an out-and-out action film. Prabhas and Prithviraj have done a superb job," remarked the Hombale Films' owner. He further added, “I believe this film has the potential to best the box office records created by our films so far."The producer further revealed that they'll take a call on the sequel of ‘Salaar’ after assessing the final output once it releases in cinemas. Kirgandur reckoned that he'll hold talks with Prashanth Neel about ‘KGF 3’ after the filmmaker wraps up ‘Salaar’.When asked about the monumental success of Hombale Films after delivering blockbusters like Kantara and ‘KGF 2’, the producer said the job is far from over. "We have a lot of responsibility right now in terms of selecting the right content and devising the right marketing strategies. Next year is going to be challenging for us," stated Vijay, addressing the expectations fans hold when it comes to movies produced by Hombale Films.