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Shriya Saran, Anushka, Priyamani, Amala - The sword girls of South

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Gone were the days of male-centric movies. Today, every film industry in India is making woman-oriented films and tasting success. Actresses are not just restricted to skin shows or running-around-the-trees kind of roles. As a result, we are witnessing a lot of experiments made on author-backed female subjects with all necessary contents. To name a few, Arundhati, The Dirty Picture, and Kahaani have set a new trend in the recent years.

Thanks to actresses dedication and their willingness to go an extra mile to give perfection to their roles. The interesting part of the development is that female star are ready to flex muscles like a brave warrior in the battle field, and chop off the heads of enemies in films that were part of hero-centric films all these years. The first one among them to take up the challenge is Shriya Saran, who has learnt Kalari fight and wielded the sword in forthcoming bilingual movie Chandra.

Shriya Saran will be seen in the role of a princess and there are quite a few action sequences in the movie. Taking an inspiration from her, Anushka Shetty has now decided to wave sword in her forthcoming bilingual movie Rani Rudrammadevi. To play the part of the 13th century queen of the Kakatiya dynasty, she is undergoing special training in traditional martial arts and horse riding.

Like Shriya and Anushka, Priyamani is also preparing for a powerful warrior in forthcoming movie Chandi. She is being trained in sword fighting and archery by the action director. Last but not least, Amala Paul has also wielded the sword for her forthcoming movie Iddarammayilatho starring Allu Arjun. She has done some Ninja moves in the film.

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran said about the experience on a social networking site, "Those swords are heavy and painful. I wonder how those fighters won battles and conquered kingdoms!"

Shriya Saran

Chandra has a reincarnation love story with two blue blooded lead characters revealing an epic tale. While Kannada actor Prem plays the main protagonist, Ganesh will be seen in the second fiddle. Shriya Saran will be seen romancing both in different ages in the upcoming movie.

Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty's Rani Rudramma Devi is a period movie directed by Gunashekar. It is said to be the first historical stereoscopic 3D movie in India which will be orchestrated by Hollywood crew of technicians. Anushka Shetty has undergone a two-month rigorous training programme for Rani Rudramma Devi. The film also features Rana Daggubati.


According to the makers of the movie, Priyamani has not done such a powerful role in her entire career and this film could turn out to be a memorable film of her life.


V Samudra is the director of Chandi and it is being produced by Dr Sreenubabu under the banner of Omics Creations.

Amala Paul

"The action master is having a hard time trying to teach me some impossible Ninja moves. Meet the impeccable action choreographer Kicha master, the man behind the stupendous action sequences in Thuppakki," said the actress, as she posted pictures that showed her wielding the sword.

Amala Paul

Iddarammayilatho is directed by Puri Jagannath and stars Allu Arjun and Catherine Tresa in the lead roles.

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