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Amritha Aiyer on Arjuna Phalguna: The film is a rollercoaster ride, exploring the beauty of friendship

The actress, whose films Red and 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela hit theatres earlier this year, talks about her next release

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Dec 22, 2021
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In a year of many uncertainties, the Telugu film industry would be hoping to end 2021 on a positive with the Sree Vishnu, Amritha Aiyer starrer Arjuna Phalguna, directed by Teja Marni. Produced by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy under Matinee Entertainment, Arjuna Phalguna will hit theatres on December 31. Ahead of the film's release, the lead actress Amritha Aiyer, who was also roped in Hanu-Man recently, got chatty with the media in an interaction held in Hyderabad.

"Arjuna Phalguna has a thrilling script and is a genre-bender of sorts. I play one of the five friends in the film. She is a girl who wouldn't think twice about helping a friend in an hour of crisis. I like that the friends stick with one another through their thick and thin even in the worst possible situation. The story is ultimately about the significance of lending a helping hand to someone in need. I may not have been such a good friend to others in real life but I've definitely helped friends to the best of my abilities," she says.

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The film is a village drama based on a few real-life incidents in Rajahmundry. Amritha shares that she and Sree Vishnu were introverted and found it tough to break the ice initially. "However, we bonded well with time. Sree Vishnu never behaved like a star and became one among the team. I did learn a lot while working with him. We always tried to react in the film and not 'act'; the sequences between us have shaped up quite well," Amritha adds.

The actress claims it was quite a challenge to don a salwar and run in the forest, where 50% of the film was shot. "There was a bomb-blast sequence in the film and accidentally, the bomb had burst. Luckily, no harm was done. We had to trek our way to the location while shooting amidst the rocks and our caravans couldn't make it there. We shot near the rocks for over three days." Amritha reveals that the director Teja Marni was a constant source of motivation through the shoot and that she was treated like one among the boys in the film.

She is satisfied with the responses to her previous films Red, 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela and is game for a variety of roles. "I am open to taking up challenging roles provided they excite me. I don't have any barriers while acting and am waiting for good roles to be offered. All my films have had me playing traditional girl-next-door characters. I wish to take up urban-centric roles as well," Amritha, a fan of Allu Arjun and Samantha, states. Not many know that Amritha is a sports enthusiast and played basketball actively at school. She has been more particular about her diet ever since she entered films. 

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