Arjun to script nephew Dhruva Sarja's Pogaru
Directed by Nanda Kishore, the team will retain the school portions shot in the first schedule; the second schedule will resume from the first week of October
Dhruva Sarja-starrer Pogaru, directed by Nanda Kishore, now has the stamp of his uncle, Arjun Sarja, who will be coming on board as the story writer of the film. While Dhruva, who considers Arjun his mentor, always takes his uncle’s advice before starting a project, this time, the latter will be involved in the scripting stage.
For the first schedule of the film, Dhruva lost 30 kg when he shot the school portions. Now, the actor is ready to start the second schedule, for which he is back to his regular weight and look. The makers have also fine-tuned the script. Dhruva says, “Some kind of maturity was required in the script, and uncle's (Arjun’s) story matched the film and team’s wavelength. More importantly, uncle has often succeeded in bringing out a message in a film that has commercial elements.”
Dhruva feels that with a title like Pogaru, something more was required to strengthen the content and character. “We had a number of versions for Pogaru, but the best we felt was the one written by Arjun uncle,” says the actor, who clarifies that the school portions shot in the first schedule will remain as it is. “That’s an important portion in our film, nothing will be changed,” he tells us.
Producer Gangadhar, who was keen to associate with Dhruva, didn’t mind waiting as long as the team came out with a good project. The makers now plan to resume the second schedule in the first week of October. Meanwhile, director Nanda plans to come out with the teaser, which is likely to be released on October 6, which happens to be Dhurva’s birthday. While Ravi Shankar has been part of the cast, the team will now decide on the heroine and the rest of the cast, before they start the shoot. The film’s music is by Arjun Janya.
As reported earlier Dhruva, simultaneously wants to take up the project with producer Uday K Mehta. “I will complete a schedule or two of Pogaru and start off with my other film,” he says.