Dhruva Sarja to play 12-year-old in Pogaru

For his role in Nanda Kishore directorial, actor was asked to lose 30 kg in 60 days; He looks forward to wearing school uniform and getting back to be in 8th standard once again

Published: 29th November 2017 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2017 04:51 PM   |  A+A-

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There has been speculation that Dhruva Sarja may take a while before shooting for his next film Pogaru, directed by Nanda Kishore. The actor, talking to City Express, puts all the rumours to rest.

Dhurva Sarja

Dhruva, who is on a dream run playing much-loved characters, says that he has been preparing for his role in Pogaru over the last 60 days. “I was not wasting my time but busy getting into shape, to play an eighth standard boy in the movie,” says Dhruva Sarja. Pogaru traces the story of a person through his school and college days and in his mid 20s

It was Nanda Kishore’s persistence and encouragement that convinced Dhruva to take on this challenge. “People assumed that I was taking time out after Bharjari’s success, but I had been working on losing 30 kilos in 60 days. It is tough to live on cabbages, carrot and cucumbers but, at the end of the day, I am doing this for the role. I was 95 kg and I am 69 kg now. 

I lost 26 kilos and have to lose 4 kg more, says Dhruva. The actor says that whenever director Nanda Kishore feels that the actor looks the part of a school boy, the shoot for the movie will begin. Before that though, the actor will do a small makeover. “Nanda gave me examples of actors such as Aamir Khan, Suriya and Dhanush, who made drastic changes to fit into a role and he was confident that I would do justice to Pogaru too.

Even I am looking forward to wearing a school uniform,” he says. Dhruva’s school-boy role is sure to create enough hype around the film. Pogaru, produced by Gangadhar, may have Rashmika Mandaana and
Shanvi Srivastava play two female leads.

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