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GHAZI : BAAHUBALI fame Rana Daggubati on his preparations and training as a naval officer

February 25, 2016 1:29:41 PM IST
By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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Earlier we shared the announcement made by South actor Rana Daggubati better known as Bhallala Deva in the last year's magnum opus BAAHUBALI, when he commenced the shoot of his ambitious bilingual (at that time) now a trilingual - GHAZI (to be dubbed in Tamil) (BAAHUBALI fame Rana Daggubati commences shoot of his Hindi Telugu bilingual GHAZI).


Now we bring to you more details and the preparations done by Rana Daggubati for his ambitious project.

Rana Daggubati, who plays a Naval officer in the trilingual Ghazi, India's first sub marine-based war film, has been shooting non-stop. The period drama revolves around the mysterious disappearance of Pakistan's premiere ship PNS Ghazi near the eastern coast of India, en route to the Bay of Bengal, during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Rana, who is a certified diver, recently shot for a major underwater war sequence for the film. Being a certified diver, he didn't require any underwater lessons for the film but however, he did rehearse a bit before canning the final shots.

Talking about the experience, Rana said, “We began shooting on January 3 with the schedule drawing to a close on Tuesday. Two submarines have been created in a large pool in Hyderabad. I am currently on a 12-day break and will resume shooting from March 10 for a start-to-finish schedule. I am quite good at diving but the last time I did it was around four years ago. It was shot over three days and required me to be underwater from six in the morning to two in the night. It was taxing but I was committed to giving it my best. The fact that it's a first of its kind movie motivates me to keep working hard. Even for BAAHUBALI the entire team was quite kicked about shooting action sequences over 120 days, a first for a movie,' he reminisces.

There may not have been heavy-duty physical prep involved for the war drama but Rana did have to lose a few kilos. “I was quite bulked up for BAAHUBALI so I had to shed some weight. I also underwent agility training as part of my prep,“ he says.

Today in Bollywood when everybody is going ga ga over 'Akshay Kumar's look as naval officer in RUSTOM'.

Rana who also plays a naval officer in GHAZI, is silently getting prepared. The actor met Indian naval officers as part of his research, his father Daggubati Suresh Babu a well-known Telugu film producer, studio owner and distributor helped his son in meeting those officers who were on board on INS Vikrant.

It seems Rana is diving deep into his ambitious GHAZI.. the wait becomes more interesting to his fans out there..

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