Actresses are mainly used as glam quotient in Telugu film industry and they have nothing much to do other than sizzling with heroes in the romantic scenes. Not many will get to do action in Tollywood. But Anushka Shetty, who is one of the leading actresses in Telugu, is one lucky star, who gets opportunities to do fights once in a while. She is all set to display her action avatar in three of her upcoming movies.
Anushka Shetty has earlier proved her action skills by indulging in sword-fighting and horse riding in Telugu film Arundhati. The actress won lot of accolades from film critics for her action skills in this fantasy-drama. Even the movie buffs gave her thumbs up. Currently, she is acting in three movies like Rudhramadevi, Baahubali and Varna, which will feature her in action avatar.
Talking about her stunts in Varna, Tamil actor Arya says that Anushka Shetty is fit enough to do action sequences and it does not even look artificial. He said, "Not all actresses can pull off action easily. One needs perfect stature for doing action sequences and I believe Anushka is fit for that. She is very much suitable for doing action scenes and, therefore, it doesn't look artificial."
We bring you the details about her top five action movies. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Anushka In Arundhati
Anushka has played the title role in Kodi Ramakrishna's female oriented movie Arundhati. She was seen in sword fight with Sonu Sood, who played the villain in the film.
Anushka In Billa
Anushka played Prabhas' love interest in his 2009 movie Billa, which is a gangster-thriller. Directed by Meher Ramesh, the movie featured the actress in couple of gun fighting scenes.
Anushka In Rudhramadevi
Rudhramadevi is another female centric film. She is essaying the title role - Rudrama Devi, the 13th century revered queen of the Kakatiya dynasty. She will be seen in sword-fighting scenes in this film.
Anushka In Varna
She will appear as the love interest of Arya in a bilingual movie produced simultaneously in Tamil as Irandam Ulagam and Telugu as Varna. The trailer of the film shows Anushka in several sword-fighting sequences in the film.
Anushka In Baahubali
Anushka is playing an important role in Prabhas-Rana Daggubati's epic film Baahubali, which is going to display her sword-fighting skills. According to reports, she has undergone training for the film along Prabhas and Rana.