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Shriya Saran learns Kalari payattu

Last updated on: August 24, 2012 10:55 IST

Shriya Saran learns Kalari payattu

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In the Kannada-Tamil bilingual Chandra, produced and directed by Roopa Iyer, Shriya Saran plays a last generation princess.

The film also stars Kannada actor Prem, and Ganesh Venkataraman. The latter plays an NRI who comes to India from the US.

Also in the film are Sukanya playing Ganesh Venkataraman's mother, Dr Srinath, Vivek and veteran Tamil actor Vijay Kumar.

Roopa Iyer is also the writer of the film.


Image: A scene from Chandra


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Roopa Iyer planned the action sequences in the film based on the Kerala martial arts form, Kalari Payattu.

Shriya trained in this martial arts form for two months under Sagar Aasan. The results were for all to see in her action sequences with Prem.

The Kalari Payattu concept created by the director herself was choreographed by Ravi Varma.


Image: A scene from Chandra


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