Rana Daggubati is one of the finest actors in Tollywood. The star has been selecting his roles carefully in order to build a successful career, no doubt. His roles in films such Baahubali and The Ghazi Attack has earned him a huge fan base across India.
Also, Rana puts in a lot of effort to get in to the skin of the character he plays in each of the film he chooses. For Baahubali, he had to put on a lot of weight to look older than his age and for the NTR biopic in which he plays the Chief Minister of Andhra, N Chandra Babu Naidu, he shed weight to play the role convincingly.
Reports are that, he will be gaining a lot of weight for his upcoming Hindi flick titled Haathi Mere Saathi. The star will be playing a mahout in the film and should be sporting a bulky look for it.
Directed by Prabhu Solomon, the film will be released in three languages – Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. It is titled Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu. Besides Rana Daggubati, it also has Zoya Hussain, Kalki Koechlin, Vishnu Vishal and Pulkit Samrat in the lead roles. Haathi Mere Saathi is bankrolled by Inder Singh Bariya, Omshankar Bhagat, Ajay Rai and Sushil Tirwadkar under the banner Trinity Pictures. Shantanu Moitra is the music composer for this film and sound designing is done by the Oscar winning sound engineer, Resul Pookutty.
Rana currently has Hiranyakashipu in his kitty. Besides this film, he also has a number of films needing his attention and will soon be making his debut in Mollywood with the historical Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma: The King of Travancore. His other films in the pipe line are the Tamil / Telugu bilingual Madai Thiranthu / 1945, Housefull 4 and Enai Nokki Payum Thotta.
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