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We Had To Encounter Snakes And Elephants While Shooting For Puli: Natty

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Even as uncertainty looms over the release date of Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Puli, updates regarding the much awaited fantasy flick keep pouring from all corners which doesn't come across as a surprise as Puli  is one of the most anticipated Tamil movie of the year.

The latest one is about how the entire team had to brave themselves while encountering snakes and wild elephants in the shooting spot of Puli. According to the latest report, if Vijay had to fight dangerous animals on-screen, others were made to ward them off of-screen.

In an interview to Times of India, cameraman Natarajan Subramaniam aka Natty has explained why Puli  was a challenging project, not only to him but to the entire team. "We would be busy setting up the shoot and suddenly someone would spot a snake", he has said.

He has also recollected how an elephant made them run for life when it crossed the shooting spot in the forest. Post these incidents, it is said that they had to shoot with forest officials beside them, guaranteeing their safety.

Natty has also requested fans and movie buffs not to compare Puli  with Baahubali  as both these films house two different genres and that their story lines differ from each other.

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'Anna', 'Thambi' Or 'Nanban'?

Natty has also revealed that, on the sets of Puli, Vijay would call him 'anna' (elder brother), 'thambi' (younger brother) or 'nanban' (friend) depending on his mood.

Puli Trailer

Meanwhile the official trailer of Puli is on the verge of amassing 100,000 likes and 6 million views in YouTube. It currently has more than 98K likes and 5.9 million views.

Release date

Though the film is expected to hit the big screen on October 1st, sources close to the project have indicated that Puli might get postponed. It is to be noted that the release date has not been officially announced yet.

Will Shruti Be A Lucky Charm For Puli?

It is widely believed that Shruti Haasan is fast turning into a lucky charm in South Indian film industries as most of the films featuring her goes on to become a success.


The film is all set to be censored today (Sep 15th) by CBFC. Many fans took to Twitter to wish the entire team of Puli ahead of their big day.

Run time

Along with the censor certificate, the run time of Puli too is expected to be revealed soon. Stay tuned for further updates.

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