2 Crores for Allu Arjun Fight Master
Allu Arjun will be up for some awe some stunts in an upcoming Tollywood flick if all goes according to plan. Stunt choreographer for action movies like Blood Sport 2, Ong Bak 2 and Sanctuary,Kecha Khamphakdee, is directing action and stunt sequences of the Telugu film Iddarammayilatho starring Bunny and Amala Paul.
The stunt director, who has won kudos globally after his death defying sequences for Tony Jaa inOng Bak 2, is directing a Telugu actor for the first time. And it hasn’t been easy for Arjun as he had to do some serious conditioning. Obviously, because Tony Jaa, from Thailand, is an expert in the deadly Muay Thai martial art form, a physical educator, actor, choreographer, stuntman, director, and has even spent years as a Buddhist monk.
So, how is Bunny planning to catch up? “I was impressed with Kaeche’s skills and his passion for action,” says the actor. Despite being advised caution following his shoulder surgery, Arjun decided to go ahead and do his own stunts.
And that decision by the Ttown star, according to some, is smart. “It will be one of the best action films in Allu Arjun’s career; Kaeche is a master in stunts” says leading producer Bandla Ganesh, who had to shell out Rs 2 crore for the six action sequences. “The stunt director is affordable but high on action,” he adds.
And director Puri Jagannath, who is known for his action blockbusters Pokiri and Desamuduru, promises to raise the action bar yet again. “Action wise this film will surpass my previous films, but I can’t reveal details,” says Puri.
Praising Allu Arjun’s energy, the director adds, “Bunny is a livewire on sets; his energy levels are unmatchable.” He also reveals a hitherto-unknown facet of Kaecha, I used him as a fighter in Ram Charan’s debut film Chirutha and we have been thinking of working together, but it happened only now.