Rana Daggubati: We have tried to glorify the Navy

Rana Daggubati: We have tried to glorify the Navy news
img By Ruchita Mishra | 16 Feb 2017 15:00:54.9770000 IST

Rana Daggubati is a well-known name in Tollywood and has done considerable amount of work. He has given some power-packed performances in Bollywood as well.


Who can forget BABY and BAAHUBALI? And now he will be seen in THE GHAZI ATTACK, a story we never knew (as they say).

In conversation with Rana as he spills beans about THE GHAZI ATTACK and what made him go ahead with the first ever submarine film.

On being asked about his career, Rana says, “I enjoy whatever I am doing. I do new things. Post BAAHUBALI it’s THE GHAZI ATTACK, and it’s inspired by true events. I am from Andhra, my childhood has been spent near waters so I could connect with the movie more.”

Furthermore he spoke, “My friend told me there is some person making a submarine on top of the building. He wanted to make a short film. I went and met him. He had made a prototype of submarine in his garage and wished to make a short film. The book is named as The Blue Fish”.

Speaking about working like a team along with Atul Kulkarni and Kay Kay Menon, he added, “We made a full draft of the script with a few writers. Meanwhile, we did our research. The film took so much of time because it took 4 -5 months to figure how to do. To build the submarine was difficult. Atul and Kay Kay were not only actors but also have contributed in making of the film. This is a collaborated effort of all the actors.”

Since the movie has been made both in Hindi and Telugu, we asked Rana if he taught the other actors Telugu. Rana instantly replied, “No I tried to learn some Hindi.”

Lastly he signed off by saying, “It is not a historic document. It is a feature film based on true events. We have a lot of reference and stories that came in. There are many links, we had different versions. It is a celebration of the Navy. We have the fourth largest navy in the country and still there is no film. We have tried to glorify our navy, taking some cinematic liberties. We had basis of the history and we made characters out of that.”

Here’s wishing Rana all the very best!