The biopic is reported to be on the life of the iconic wrestler Kodi Ramamurthy Naidu, who was a champion in the 1900s.

Rana Daggubati to star in a biopic
Flix Tollywood Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:49

Rana Daggubati, undoubtedly one of the most successful stars in the Indian film industry, has reportedly inked a deal to star in a biopic. Sources in the know say that the biopic will be on the life of the iconic wrestler Kodi Ramamurthy Naidu, who was a champion in the 1900s. Known popularly as the Indian Hercules or Kaliyuga Bhima, the biopic will document the wrestler’s rise, we hear.

The film, according to reports, will be bankrolled by a leading production house in south India along with an international producer. Talks are on with a leading director to wield the megaphone for this venture and details about the project are expected to be announced soon. Sources say that Rana, who is a fitness freak himself, is a huge fan of Kodi Ramamurthy Naidu, so when the opportunity to act in the biopic came to him he lapped it up immediately.

The story of this film has been registered with the writer’s guild and the makers are now busy with the prep work to get it on to the floors.

Rana Daggubati is currently busy with the Tamil/Telugu bilingual Madai Thiranthu/1945 and another bilingual Haathi Mere Saathi to be released in Hindi and Telugu. Apart from these films, Rana also has the Tamil film Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, in which he shares screen space with Dhanush. The film is being helmed by Gautham Menon. The Baahubali actor has also inked a deal to star in the Malayalam film Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma: The King of Travancore, which will mark his debut in Mollywood.

It is also reported that Rana and director Teja are likely to team up for a movie set in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, in which the actor is rumoured to play an Indian Air Force pilot.

Rana Daggubati has had a successful career so far with hits like Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: The Conclusion, The Ghazi Attack, Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum and Dum Maaro Dum to his credit.

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