I couldn’t have asked for a better climax for Pogaru: Director Nanda Kishore
The Dhruva Sarja-starrer will feature four world-renowned body-builders in the climax
It’s been a hectic 15-day climax shoot for Dhruva Sarja and the entire Pogaru team, who had brought down four well-known bodybuilders and athletes from different parts of the world for the sequence. We had earlier reported that Morgan Aste from France, popularly known as Big Rock, would be a part of it. The climax portion of the film also features Kai Greene, John Lucas, and Jo Linder.
With this major portion getting wrapped up this Thursday, director Nanda Kishore shares that despite the gruelling schedule, shooting the climax has given them satisfaction.
Cinema Express got hold of a few pictures from the sets, one of which features Dhruva Sarja in a fight sequence with Kai Greene. The professional bodybuilder from USA, a three-time runner-up in Mr Olympia, is not new to cinema, having acted in a few American films. John Lucas, a fitness model from South Africa, a bodybuilder, and a well-known dancer, is already a known face in Tamil and Telugu industry. Jo Linder, the bodybuilder from Germany, is an online sensation of sorts for his physique.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better climax for Pogaru,” says Nanda Kishore, giving due credit to producer BK Gangadhar. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the producer. He has not only invested over Rs 3 crore just for the climax portions, but has also stood by us like a rock. He has been part of the day-to-day activities on the sets, and something like this coming from a producer should be appreciated.”
The director goes on to share his appreciation for his lead actor. “Secondly, I should acknowledge Dhruva Sarja’s energy level. He is a very passionate actor. Lastly, as technicians, we are happy that we could justify the presence of these bodybuilders in Pogaru to the fullest. It was a great experience, and it will be worth every penny. Viewers who watch them will also look into what they have accomplished as bodybuilders and athletes. It’s not just about their looks or fame, and this film also goes on to prove that they can act. They have delivered whatever they were asked to do.”