Baahubali star Rana Daggubati has reportedly put his upcoming bilingual 1945 / Madai Thiranthu on hold following a dispute with its makers over its Telugu dubbing rights. Reports are that Rana was offered the Telugu dubbing rights of the film as a part of his remuneration but the producer of the film sold it to C Kalyan Ram without consulting the actor. This seems to have irked him and he has now decided to put the project on hold until the issue is resolved.
Written and directed by Sathya Siva, the film has Rana playing a soldier in Subash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. Set in the pre-independence era, 1945 / Madai Thiranthu is a period flick. It has Regina Cassandra playing the female lead.
The film also has Sathyaraj, Nassar and RJ Balaji in pivotal roles. The film is produced by SN Rajarajan under the banner K Productions. Yuvan Shankar Raja has been roped in to compose the tunes for Madai Thiranthu / 1945 with Sathya wielding the camera and Gopi Krishna taking care of the editing.
According to reports, Madai Thiranthu / 1945 traces out freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose's struggle for freedom. Sets that depict the 1940s have been built where important scenes are being canned.
Posting a pic with his look in the film, Rana had tweeted earlier: “Alright the beard gone!! Moving into another period!! Working on a new look for #1945. The first look will be out November!! #faceunderthebeard”.
With the film put on hold, hope the issues are resolved smoothly.
Rana’s last release was the Telugu movie Nene Raju Nene Mantri and he also has the Gautham Menon directorial Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta lined up for release soon. Rana plays the current Andhra chief minister and NTR’s son-in-law N Chandrababu Naidu in the upcoming biopic of NTR.
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