KARNATAKA

Here comes a samurai,to entertain people

NEW ROLE:Actor Allu Arjun was in town to promote his film Badrinath, which is releasing this weekend.— PHOTO: V. SREENIVASA MURTHY

NEW ROLE:Actor Allu Arjun was in town to promote his film Badrinath, which is releasing this weekend.— PHOTO: V. SREENIVASA MURTHY  

Actor Allu Arjun to play an Indian Samurai

Known for his showbiz pedigree and a large fan base across the Deccan Plateau, Telugu actor Allu Arjun was in town promoting his upcoming movie Badrinath, which he plays the role of an Indian Samurai fighter — a role that he claims could be career-defining.

Produced with an estimated budget of Rs. 45 crore, Badrinath is considered to be one of the most expensive Telugu movies ever made. Set to be released on June 10, it is produced by his father, Allu Aravind, and directed by V.V. Vinayak. Arjun explained: “Karnataka is a fantastic market for Telugu movies as it is our closest neighbour. The audiences here have always been receptive to our films.”

Loves Bangalore

Speaking about his fondness for this city, he said: “My association with Bangalore is old. I have been visiting the city for the past 15 years. What attracts me most about it is the cosmopolitan nature and affable temperament of the people.”

In Badrinath, Allu Arjun is an Indian Samurai in the eponymous temple in the Himalayas. The movie, he claims, contains elements of action, romance and comedy: in short, something for everyone.

“I trained in martial arts for three months in Vietnam under Peter Hynes, renowned action choreographer. It was one of the toughest and most gruelling experiences of my life; but it was done to prepare for what might be a career-defining role.”



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