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Exclusive! Aravinnd Iyer is a hitman in his next, Bhoogatha

The trailer of the film was released recently, which will mark Aravinnd’s first project since the pandemic.

  • Prathibha Joy

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 04.21 PM, Jan 04, 2022

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Aravinnd Iyer

It’s been well over year since Aravinnd Iyer has been seen onscreen, his last release being Bheemasena Nalamaharaja, a film that began in 2017 and was then delayed by the pandemic. During the lockdown, the actor took off to Dubai to spend time with family, and returned only when the government cleared the decks for filming activities to resume. He has since worked on a couple of projects, one of which, Bhoogatha, had a trailer release this week.

Directed by Mohan KO, who was part of the Bheemasena team, the film is an underworld subject, which has Aravinnd playing a hitman. “I play Peter, a hitman who protects another hitman,” says Aravinnd. So, is it like Hitman’s Bodyguard? “No. This is a film that is more about mindgames, wherein it remains unclear if I am really there to protect the other guy, played by Rahul Ainapur, or if I have some other sinister plan in action. Bhoogatha is the first film that I did after the pandemic, and I was quite excited to be back at work. There is no release date yet for the film, but the makers are trying to figure that out, based on the pandemic situation in the state over the next few weeks,” says Aravinnd.

On the work front, the actor is also looking at putting together content based on his own writing, which is what kept him busy in Dubai. “I have written a few scripts, including one for a feature film and another for a TV show. The latter focuses on food, nutrition and fitness, for which I studied nutrition in-depth. I am looking at potential partners to back my scripts and get them on floors as soon as possible, “ he explains.

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