Achyuth Kumar dons baker's hat for Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja
The film, themed around food, will see the actor playing the role of an Iyengar bakery owner
Achyuth Kumar is getting a first-hand experience on how a kitchen works, not to mention the chance to sample some traditional Iyengar goodies, thanks to his upcoming film, Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja, directed by Karthik Saragur. The film, themed around food, will see Achyuth donning the role of an Iyengar bakery owner.
“Bheema Sena... chronicles the history of the Iyengar bakery. My portions were shot in a 150-year-old historical bungalow that belonged to John Taylor, the founder of the KGF Factory. The film also brings back the history of the Imperial Bakery, a British brand. When I went to these locations, I got to see the old-time kitchens. Also, being a Tamil Iyengar, I had to bring in Tamil to make it look authentic,” says the actor.
Talking about his character, Achyuth says, “The father figure is often misunderstood in the family, because he is looked at as a patriarch whose word is final. I play the role of an authoritarian father whose child perceives him to be ‘Hitler’. By the time, they understand the reason for the behaviour, they are fathers themselves. That’s an interesting part of Bheema Sena..., which the director has layered well through his narration.”
The film, a joint venture between Pushkar Mallikarjuanaiah, Rakshit Shetty and Hemanth M Rao also stars Aravinnd Iyer, Priyanka Thimmesh and Aarohi Narayan. Bheema Sena... has music by Charan Raj and cinematography by Ravindranath.