Rana Daggubati is a happy man. His ambitious project The Ghazi Attack has got appreciation from all quarters and has raked Rs 1.25 crore so far. A war film shot entirely under a submarine, The Ghazi Attack was different from what we had ever seen before. In an EXCLUSIVE conversation to Bollywood Life, Rana said, “I am extremely overwhelmed by the reception The Ghazi Attack has got from all quarters. We set out to do something different and it’s heartening that people have liked it unanimously whether it’s the critics or social media.” Besides playing the role of a Naval officer, Rana also produced the film. It was a risky proposition given the fact that it was a war film bereft of components like romance and songs. “We were true to the genre. It was a different project in terms of treatment and atmosphere. I will give full credit to all my co-producers who backed the idea and the vision whole-heartedly. The Ghazi Attack was an experimental, educative and expensive project. It is nice to see people lap up something that’s not run-of-the-mill. It gives you the confidence to dream of an idea and see it till the very end. It restores the belief.” (Also Read: Rana Daggubati transformed from layman to He-man for SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali – here’s proof!)
The handsome hunk has been constantly saying that his focus is to make content, which appeals universally. “That is true. I feel it began after the success of Baahubali, which genuinely broke barriers to be a hit. The Ghazi Attack was again, a not-so-mainstream film shot in Telugu. Yet it appealed to all,” says he. Quite a few fans of Rana in Bollywood miss seeing the actor in a Hindi film. His last outing was Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani. “Honestly, I am very comfortable in Hyderabad, which is my base. I have a lot of work here and in Chennai. Cinema is ultimately about story-telling. My next is a Telugu political drama followed by a period drama in Tamil. The story decides where I am? (Also Read: Samantha Ruth Prabhu has the cutest nickname for to be brother-in-law Rana Daggubati)
Rana also confessed that he was totally blown away by Aamir Khan’s Dangal. “It was a simple story with a fabulous goal. Dangal represents cinema that really travels. The Telugu dubbed version did quite well.” Finally, no interview with Rana is complete without a question on Baahubali-The Conclusion. “We are terribly excited. We have lived the film for four years and finally it’s ending. The dubbing is going on now. Viewers will find the second film more dramatic, filled with greater conflicts and engrossing. In part one, they were introduced to Baahubali and Bhallaldeva, this is where the actually tale begins,” he signs off.