Shriya, who plays the role of a princess in her forthcoming Tamil-Kannada bilingual Chandra, had to perform a Kalaripayattu fight sequence for the film.
It seems that wielding the sword had been a very difficult task for the beauty.
She wrote on her micro-blogging page, "Shot for a Kalari (fight sequence) at a beautiful temple, bare foot! Those swords are heavy and painful. I wonder how those fighters won battles and conquered kingdoms!"
Director Roopa elaborates, "We shot the sequence near a monument in Nandi Gram in Bangalore for over two days. This scene comes at a juncture when Shriya, who plays a princess, signals Prem, a master in Kalaripayattu, for a duel. It's more romantic than aggressive, and the two actors have done a great job."