Kajal Aggarwal trains in Kalaripayattu for Indian 2, watch video
The actor has been training in the martial art form intermittently for over three years now
Kajal Aggarwal is taking Kalaripayattu classes for her role in Indian 2. The actor has been training in the martial art form intermittently for over three years now. According to her, "it's a beautiful practice that empowers the seeker physically as well as mentally."
Taking to Instagram to post a video of her during a Kalari session, Kajal wrote: "Kalaripayattu is an ancient Indian martial art, that translates into 'practice in the arts of the battlefield'."
"The magic of this art form evolved into the birth of Shaolin, Kung Fu, and consequently Karate and Taekwondo, amongst others. Kalari was typically used for guerilla warfare and is a beautiful practice that empowers the seeker physically as well as mentally.
"Grateful to have been learning this intermittently (but wholeheartedly) over three years! CVN Kalari has been fabulous and so patient, guiding me as per my ability to learn and perform at different degrees over time. Thank you for being such wonderful masters."
Shoot for Indian 2 resumed recently after being shelved for almost two years. It is the sequel of Shankar-Kamal Haasan combo's 1996 Tamil vigilante action film, Indian. The upcoming film is also helmed by Shankar with support from his erstwhile assistants, Vasanthabalan, Chimbudevan, and Arivazhagan.
In the sequel, Kamal is reprising the titular role. Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Gulshan Grover, Bobby Simha and Guru Somasundaram are also part of the cast.