Actress Priyamani learnt sword-fighting, archery and even acrobatics for her upcoming Telugu social period drama Chandi. V Samudra, who is directing the actress in the film, can't stop lauding her dedication towards mastering the action skills.
Talking to IANS, Samudra praised Priyamani to sky high,"She
(Priyamani) was expected to learn archery and sword-fighting for
her role. I was stunned to know that she is a very quick learner.
All that it took her to shoot arrows was two hours of training with
a professional," Samudra told IANS.
The director added, "It's not just dancing and romancing for actresses, but sometimes it's more than that. At times, it means to wield the sword or even doing a back flip for an action sequence. Priyamani's role is a mixture of all that and audiences will love her for that."
Priyamani is playing an avenging angel in the film, which also
features R. Sarath Kumar, Nagendra Babu, Ashish Vidyarthi, Posani
Krishna Murali and MS Narayana. Samudra said, "We are busy wrapping
up the talkie portion. If all goes well, then we are likely to
release it by September-end."
The film also features veteran actor Krishnam Raju in an important role. He added, "He plays the role of a king. It will be a powerful role along the lines of roles that he did in films such as Bobbli Brahmanna and Thandra Paparayudu."