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One of my most memorable films: Allu Arjun on DJ Duvvada Jagannadham's third anniversary

Directed by Harish Shankar, the actor played a Brahmin chef in the film also featuring Pooja Hedge.

Photo: Courtesy DJ Duvvada Jagannadham Facebook

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Allu Arjun called DJ Duvvada Jagannadham (2017) one of his most memorable films on the occasion of the movie’s third anniversary on Tuesday.

“3 years of DJ! Thank you Harish garu for all the entertainment on and off the screen. Special thanks to Dil Raju garu, Pooja Hedge, my friend and many more. One of my most memorable films. I thank all the cast, crew and audience of DJ & most importantly My Army (sic),” Arjun tweeted.

The film, which went on to gross over Rs150 crore worldwide, marked the first collaboration between Arjun and director Harish Shankar, best known for helming Gabbar Singh (2012). 

Arjun played a Brahmin chef in the film. The actor is believed to have taken his role so seriously that he gave up eating meat during the duration of the shooting so as to get into the skin of the character. His dedication had stunned the entire unit, including his director and co-star Pooja Hegde, who played his love interest.

Meanwhile, the actor will seen next in Telugu action drama Pushpa (2020). It will be his third film with director Sukumar. The film’s first look poster was unveiled in May on the occasion of Arjun’s birthday. The makers are yet to reveal the complete cast and crew. However, it has been confirmed that Rashmika Mandanna will play the leading lady while Vijay Sethupathi will be seen as the antagonist.

Sukumar, whose last film Rangasthalam (2018) set new box-office records, is currently busy with the pre-production work on the project, which will be based on red sandalwood smuggling. It will be the actor's maiden pan-Indian project as it will be released in five languages.