Rana seems to have potential to become next gen tollywood superstar. Chiru gave a very good advice to Rana. I always observe when Chiru speak anything about movies, his first priority is Fans. I guess that is why he became such a popular Actor. However I wish Rana to become more popular actor than Chiru also. Good luck Rana.
Suresh Babu’s son turns LEADER Rana Daggubati is all set to take his family tradition forward as an actor
He comes from an illustrious film family, spearheaded a technological revolution in southern cinema and now Rana Daggubati is set to make a mark as an actor with Telugu movieLeader, an intense political drama. The debutant actor says facing the camera was the obvious next step for him.
“Being born in a family of filmmakers, I had the opportunity to understand the skills required to excel in cinema. Also, since I come from a family of actors, stepping into the world of acting came naturally to me,” said Rana, grandson of veteran Telugu film actor-producer D Ramanaidu and son of producer D Suresh Babu.
“I took a break from production and underwent two years of intensive training in acting. My uncle Venkatesh has been my guide and showed me a methodical way of going about it. How well you perform in your first film shapes your future; so I hope the audience accepts my performance in Leader,” the 26-year-old said.
“In fact, before the shooting began, we rehearsed and shot the film for 30 days on video. I also did a lot of research before stepping into the shoes of my character,” said Rana, who plays a young politician in the film.
He says that he observed young leaders like like Rahul Gandhi, Milind Deora, Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia for his role.
“My role is intriguing and intense. The film is a political drama and is relevant in the current political environment and can strike a chord with audiences of all ages. I’ve portrayed a young visionary, born in a powerful yet dynamicpolitical family and out of sheer choice my character takes up the mantle of a leader in a highly volatile environment,” he said.
Former Miss India US Richa Gangopadhyay and Priya Anand play the female leads. Suman, Kota Srinivas and Subba Raju will also be seen along with Rana in the film scheduled for a Christmas release. “Suhasini Mani Ratnam plays my mother in the film,” he said.
Produced by AVM Productions and written and directed by Shekar Kammula, Leader was largely shot in Hyderabad and 20 other rural locations in Andhra Pradesh. It was wrapped up in 150 days.