Rana Daggubati: You don't care where the filmmaker is from

Source : IANS 2021-03-22 11:13:19

Telugu star Rana Daggubati feels the audience only cares about the film and not where the person making the film is coming from. Rana is ready to release his new trilingual biggie "Haathi Mere Saathi". The film is scheduled to arrive in theatres on March 26, in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil languages. Although primarily focussed on Telugu films so far, Rana has also made significant impact in Hindi and Tamil film industries from early on in his career. Grandson of Dadasaheb Phalke Award-recipient late producer D. Ramanaidu, he firmly believes the art of cinema ultimately unites across languages.

The actor adds: "I know a little bit for history because of my grandfather. There was a time when all films, be it Hindi, Telugu or Tamil, were shot out of Chennai. The industries there never had a difference except for talent changing. There was not much difference. Art really unites. Whether you are a director or an actor, you don't really have a language for this craft. It's ultimately the art of filmmaking."

Rana's role as the antagonist Bhallal Dev in the "Baahubali" franchise was lauded all over. While many remember him as the beefed-up ruthless king from the "Baahubali" films, Rana will soon be seen playing Bandev in "Haathi Mere Saathi". Bandev is a man who lives in the jungle and has dedicated his life to protecting the eco-system.