After Naa Peru Surya, Allu Arjun wants to serve in the Indian Army as an honorary member

After playing a soldier with anger management issues in Naa Peru Surya, actor Allu Arjun has a desire to join the Indian Army. He has already applied to join as an honorary member.
Naa Peru Surya, in which Allu Arjun plays a soldier with anger management issues, opened big at the box office.
Naa Peru Surya, in which Allu Arjun plays a soldier with anger management issues, opened big at the box office.
Updated on May 08, 2018 04:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Allu Arjun wants to take a leaf out of the reel character he played in Naa Peru Surya - Naa Illu India. Inspired by his onscreen character from his latest outing, Arjun said he’s eager to join the Indian Army soon.

In the Vakkantham Vamsi directed actioner, Arjun played a soldier in the Indian Army with anger management issues.

Speaking on the sidelines of a special screening of the film organized for the army personnel in Hyderabad last weekend, Arjun was quoted by The New Indian Express: “We have shot the film in real locations with real soldiers. I have done many films in the past but the respect I have earned after playing a soldier’s role in Naa Peru Surya made me feel proud. I had applied to join as an honorary member of our army and I’m hoping to get a nod from the officials. That’s my only wish after I decided to do this film.”

According to the makers, the film took a terrific opening at the box-office with worldwide gross of over 60 crore in two days worldwide. Apparently, this is the biggest ever opener for Allu Arjun in his over decade-long career. Sources in the trade believe that the film could easily breach into 100 crore club in its opening weekend. Despite mixed reviews, the film has opened well at the box-office, thanks to Arjun’s strong fan following.

Also starring Anu Emmanuel, Arjun Sarja, Sarath Kumar and Thakur Anup Singh, the character essayed by Arjun in the film required him to shed weight and he worked with a US-based trainer for close to a month to achieve the desired look.

The film, which has been dubbed and released as En Peyar Surya in Tamil, has music by Bollywood composer duo Vishal-Shekhar.

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