KGF: Chapter 1 was a blockbuster in Bollywood cinema when it released back in 2018. While the film featured various characters like Rocky played by Yash and Anand Ingalagi played by Anant Nag, did you know that the character of Garuda was played by Yash’s bodyguard?
For those unaware, KGF 1 revolves around the story of Rocky, who is determined to fulfill his mother’s dying wishes of getting rich. To fulfill this wish, he begins his journey among the thugs in Mumbai and conquers the KGF.
KGF:Chapter 1 brings in Yash’s Rocky as one of the greatest heroes of all time, who had to set a challenge for the character to win. The role of Garuda, played by Ramachandra Raju, was the character according to the directors. Who will be the cruel villain of the story! Although the role was played perfectly, did you know that the actor who played the role had no prior acting history?
Yes, you read it right! Ramachandra Raju, or Rama for short, was Yash’s longtime aide and bodyguard. The two have known each other for years and also wanted to work together in the film. Well, it didn’t take long for the wish to come true as a director pacific neel Saw Rama during the discussion of KGF: Chapter 1 and played him as Garuda. After saying yes to the idea, Ram practiced in workshops and trained his body in the gym for almost a year to get him in perfect shape for the role.
In one of his earlier interviews, Ram said, “I was thrilled to be a part of KGF 1. I didn’t expect the film and my role to be so powerful. I came to know about the success of the film only after its release.. That’s when I realized that KGF was really a megaproject.
Since his performance in KGF Chapter 1, Ram has been offered several roles in various South films including Karthi’s upcoming film Sultan. The actors are planning to appear in a film with Jayam Ravi, and Arjun Sarja and also in Telugu films.
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