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Kabzaa star Shriya Saran: Upendra doesn't act like a superstar

Actors Upendra and Shriya Saran share their experiences of working together in Kabzaa. 

Kabzaa star Shriya Saran: Upendra doesn't act like a superstar
Shriya Saran on her co-star on Upendra

Last Updated: 04.16 PM, Mar 16, 2023


Actors Upendra and Shriya Saran seem to have developed quite a camaraderie after working together in the upcoming movie Kabzaa. The duo expressed their mutual admiration and respect by trying to out praise each other. 

During a special interview for IMDb, Upendra and Shriya opened up about their experiences of sharing working together for the first time. "The first time I met him, he was shooting the song Naami Naami, which is beautifully choreographed by Chinni Prakash. And they told me that he's coming to the set. And everybody was talking about him. And I was told that I'd love working with him. He walks in and I'm learning my dance steps. Everybody was like shhh, shhh. I was like what is shh, shh? So I was like tell me what's going on? I turned back and he was in that regal outfit for the song. They made him dress up like a king. And I look at him, he has a smile on his face and everybody is like very serious and everyone is quite as sir as walked in. And he's like full of smiles and laughter," she said. 

And Shriya heaped praises on Upendra for his humility and warmth, adding that he has no air of a superstar. "I had to tell myself that he's a superstar because he doesn't act like one. He acts like he's in love with this film set and he's just having a good time," she remarked. 


Upendra and Shriya are on a promotional blitz across the country to ensure a good opening for the movie. Kabzaa is one of the expensive gambles from the Kannada film industry. Mounted on a massive budget, Kabzaa is being released as a "pa n-India" movie, which means it will release simultaneously in all major Indian languages this Friday. 

Filmmaker Chandru has written and directed Kabzaa. The film also stars Kannada movie stars Sudeep and Shivarajkumar in supporting roles. 

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