The asura king Hiranyakashipu is among the most notorious and deadly asuras, according to the Hindu Puranas.
The story of this powerful asura goes like this: His younger brother is killed by Varaha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Angered by this, he goes on a penance to obtain a boon of immortality from Lord Brahma but is eventually killed by Lord Vishnu in his yet another avatar Narasimha. Incidentally, Hiranyakashipu’s young son Prahalad is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu.
This story is all set to be made into a film and Rana Daggubati has been approached to play the deadly Hiranyakashipu. Earlier, there were reports of his uncle Victory Venkatesh playing the role but now we hear that the Baahubali star will be seen donning the greasepaint for it.
To be directed by Gunashekar of Rudramadevi fame, the film will be on a huge budget, say sources. The film’s pre-production work has been going on for a long time now and it is set to go on to the floors very soon.
Rana Daggubati’s career graph has been moving up steadily and rapidly over the past few years. His role as the deadly villain Bhallaladeva in Baahubali was instrumental in earning him a pan India appeal. Three of his films, The Ghazi Attack, Baahubali: the Conclusion and Nene Raju Nene Mantri have turned out to be huge hits this year. Further, the star has signed on the dotted line to play the lead role in India’s first web series Social, a thriller that deals with cyber crimes.
Apart from this, Rana also has a bilingual Madai Thiranthu / 1948 and Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta directed by Gautham Menon in his kitty.
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