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Rana Daggubati, aka Bhallaladeva of Baahubali, is blind in one eye

An old video of Rana Daggubati, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’s Bhallaladeva, has gone viral where he has revealed that he is blind in one eye.

regional movies Updated: May 01, 2017 10:28 IST
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Rana Daggubati in a poster of Baahubali The Conclusion. He plays Bhallaladeva in the film.
Rana Daggubati in a poster of Baahubali The Conclusion. He plays Bhallaladeva in the film.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, released last weekend, has shattered all box office records. If Prabhas, the hero in Baahubali, has been basking under the glory of the film’s success, its antagonist Rana Daggubati aka Bhallaladeva too has been heaped with much praise. His beefy and menacing look were the perfect antithesis to the heroic Baahubali. But did you know Rana Daggubati is actually blind in his right eye? Well, an old video of the Telugu actor where he is seen making the revelation, has gone viral.

The actor can only see with his left eye.

Speaking to a Telugu channel in a programme, where celebrities are invited to participate and help people deal with their life’s problems by taking up their job for one day and giving back almost 10 times of what they earn, Rana spoke about his disability.

As a shocked audience listened, Rana said: “Should I tell you one thing? I am blind in my right eye. I see only from my left eye. The one you see is someone else’s eye which was donated to me after his death.”

Closing his left eye with his hand, the actor continued, “If I close my eye, I can see no one.”

Giving a pep talk to a woman with a problem in her eye, Rana said being blind should not stop her or her children from living life or being under the pressure or fear, an Indian Express report said.

“LV Prasad operated on me when I was young. Study well. We will support. Be courageous as you have to look after her. Sorrows will go away one day, but you have to gear up and keep them happy always,” said the Baahubali actor.

Rana, who has been acting for eight years now, received worldwide acclaim with the Baahubali franchise. The film, which raked in Rs 121 crore in its opening day collections in India business alone, has set new standards for cinema in the country.

SS Rajamouli-directed Baahubali stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah, and Sathyaraj.

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