One of the hottest stars in the Indian film industry, Rana Daggubati, has signed a new Telugu film. Planned to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller, it will feature Rana in a different and new avatar. Reports say that the film, to be directed by Milind Rau, will have Rana playing a vampire. The star is known to be very selective about his projects and takes up only those that interest him and those that have strong content to befit his acting skills. All these are reasons enough to rake up the expectation levels!
The film will be bankrolled by Gopinath Achanta under the banner Vishwa Shanti Pictures. Reports indicate that the scripting work has been completed and that the team is planning to begin the shooting in August this year. In the meantime, the director will be assembling the rest of the star cast, including the female lead and the crew.
Besides this film with Milind Rau, Rana has a slew of projects in different stages of production right now, including Haathi Mere Saathi, a trilingual in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu; Houseful 4 in Hindi; and Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta in Tamil where he plays a cameo.
The star is currently busy shooting for Haathi Mere Saathi in the jungles of Kerala. The film is helmed by Prabhu Solomon, who has directed critically acclaimed Tamil films such as Myna and Kumki. We hear that Rana will be playing a mahout in the film and sporting a bulky look for the same. The movie is titled Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu. Apart from Rana, the film has Zoya Hussain, Kalki Koechlin, Vishnu Vishal and Pulkit Samrat in the lead roles. Shantanu Moitra is the music composer for this film and the sound designing has been done by the Academy award winning sound engineer, Resul Pookutty.
Recently there were reports that Rana has been approached to play a role in an upcoming Hollywood flick but nothing has been finalised yet.
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