An important action sequence featuring the bodybuilders and Dhruva Sarja is being canned at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, we hear.

International bodybuilders roped in for Dhruv Sarjas PogaruDigital Native
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It was reported some time ago that international bodybuilders will be roped in for Dhruva Sarja’s upcoming film Pogaru. Now, we hear that the French bodybuilder Morgan Aste, popularly known as ‘The Big Rock’, American professional bodybuilder Kai Green, International Athlete — Evolution Sports Nutrition, John Lucas, and German fitness sensation Jo Linder have been signed up for the film. An important action sequence featuring the bodybuilders and Dhruva Sarja is being canned at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, we hear.

Directed by Nanda Kishore, the film features Shanvi Srivastava and Rashmika Mandanna as the female leads. There are reports that Rashmika Mandanna has been paid a huge amount to star in Pogaru. Reportedly, the filmmakers have shelled out about Rs 64 lakh to cast her in the role. Dhananjay and veteran Telugu actor Jagapathy Babu have been roped in to play the baddies in this flick. Raghavendra Rajkumar and Mayuri are playing pivotal roles as well.

The technical crew of this film includes Arjun Janya for music and Vijay Milton for cinematography. Pogaru is bankrolled by BK Gangadhar under his banner. 

It may be noted that the first schedule of this action entertainer was successfully completed last year and the team went on a long break. While rumours were that the producers were not happy with the script and it needed some fine-tuning, it was clarified later that the delay in the second schedule was due to the fact that Dhruva had to gain weight. He had shed close of 30 kilos to play a schoolboy, which was shot in the first schedule, and he took time to regain the lost weight.  

Pogaru was slated for release this Independence Day but it had to be postponed due to production delays. The film is likely to hit the marquee later this year.

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