Actor Dhruva Sarja on taking the ‘action’ route like his uncle Arjun Sarja, and filmmaker Nanda Kishore explains why he used international bodybuilders as antagonists in ‘Pogaru’
In the 10 months since it was uploaded to YouTube, ‘Karabuu’ — a song from the Dhruva Sarja-starrer Pogaru — has been viewed over 200 million times, which leaves its popularity in no doubt. Nevertheless, the song also drew criticism for showing the film’s leading man trouble the woman he fancies (Rashmika Mandanna), in a bid to woo her.
The film’s director, Nanda Kishore, who was in Chennai recently along with Dhruva to promote Pogaru, ahead of its release in Tamil on February 19 (titled: Sema Thimiru), does not think it warrants a discussion. “A teaser or a song is not the full movie. What people have seen is only a glimpse,” he says, adding that Dhruva’s character in the film justifies it.