Highlight of Allu Arjun’s DJ is its climax sequence: Director

Allu Arjun’s next film Duvvada Jagannadham aka DJ is complete and will hit the screens on June 23. The director says its climax scene is the highlight of the film.

regional movies Updated: Jun 14, 2017 09:17 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Allu Arjun DJ,DJ releasing June 23,Duvvada Jagannadham
DJ stars Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde.

Stylish star Allu Arjun’s highly anticipated release Duvvada Jagannadham aka DJ is all set to hit the screens on June 23. On Tuesday, the makers canned the last of the shot to wrap up the project for good. Director Harish Shankar thanked the star and producer Dil Raju for making the journey very special. He also said the film pushed him to give his best as a writer and director, resulting in one of its kind climax sequence which is said to be the biggest highlight of the film.

Tipped to be an action entertainer made on a whopping budget, the film marks the first time collaboration of Arjun and Harish Shankar, most popular for directing Gabbar Singh. Industry insiders reveal that the film has come out very well and the makers are very confident about its success. In the film, Arjun plays a brahmin chef, and he apparently took his role so seriously that he gave up eating meat, while shooting the portion where he plays the chef, as he wanted to get under the skin of the character and stay pure. His dedication stunned the entire unit, including his director and co-star Pooja Hegde, who plays his love interest. It’s for the first time in his career, Arjun is playing such a character and he didn’t want anything about it to stick out like a sore thumb.

Apart from shooting in Hyderabad, the makers also shot extensively in Abu Dhabi, where they even shot a duet, and it was choreographed by Ganesh Acharya. They even shot some action sequences in this schedule. It might be the biggest release in Allu Arjun’s career and the film is expected to open in nearly 3000 screens worldwide.

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First Published: Jun 14, 2017 09:15 IST