Rana Daggubati is excited about his upcoming release Department, but he claims he has already got his due from the film as he got to share screen space with stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and work with director Ram Gopal Varma.
“My proudest moment on the sets was to know that I was taller than Mr Bachchan and Sanjay. It felt good and my dad too was very proud,” grins Rana.
“I told Ramu on the first day itself that I have cracked this film because I am taller than them. They are actors I've watched for years and suddenly, I walked onto the set and noticed I was an inch or more taller than them. Sanjay has to look up to say his dialogue. It was a strange feeling, but a big kick too," he says.
Confident of Department, Rana feels, “Ramu is a master of the cops-and-gangsters genre.” Rana will also be soon seen on TV as a judge for an episode on UTV Stars’ reality show, The Chosen One.
He will assign tasks to the contestants and judge them on various skill sets. “The winner has to be a star in his own way, yet be real, friendly and knowledgeable about celebrities.” Unwilling to reveal the tasks he doled out on the show, but having appeared on Telugu reality shows previously, he added that this novel concept was fun for him.