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No one in India has ever done anything like Baahubali: Rana Daggubatti

Actor Rana Daggubati talks about not doing many Bollywood films and why he doesn’t wait for a role to fall in his kitty.

bollywood Updated: Feb 15, 2017 18:42 IST
Yashika Mathur
Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati says had he maintained a strategy, he wouldn’t have been able to do Baahubali. (Yogen Shah)

Besides a successful career in the southern film industry, actor Rana Daggubati has developed a huge fan following in Bollywood as well. However, much to his fans disappointment, he has done only three Hindi films – Dum Maaro Dum (2011) Department (2012) and Baby (2015) He also did a cameo in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. But the actor say there is a reason to it.

“I have never expected any role to come to me, I have only expected to do work that I have not done before. When you try content like Baahubali, it is something which no one in the country has done ever. You can’t expect these films to come your way, unless you are designed to be part of them. I am much happier working on my career this way, as opposed to doing work which has been done already,” says Daggubati, who made his Bollywood debut with Dum Maaro Dum(2011).

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For the 32-year-old actor, his career is not divided into Hindi or Tamil cinema.

“I have never planned a career in that set up, where I think of films as Hindi or Tamil. It has never mattered to me if have done a Hindi, Tamil or Telugu film. It has always been ultimately the story that I have to tell everyone and it has never gone to the conclusion to which story I have told is in Hindi or not,” says the actor, whose role of Bhallala Deva in multilingual film Baahubali was appreciated by the masses.

Daggubati, whose last Bollywood film was Baby (2015), adds, “Each film will give you the way it has to lend its story to. I guess I keep doing films keeping that in mind in opposed to saying that I will do Hindi films next year or a Tamil film next year. Had I maintained a strategy, I don’t think I would have been able to do films like Baahubali and would have continued doing regular films that others are doing,” he adds.

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