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Rana Daggubati’s next is a pre-Partition drama called 1945

Rana Daggubati’s last film Nene Raju Nene Mantri was a success. The actor’s next is a period drama called 1945.

regional movies Updated: Oct 13, 2017 10:56 IST
HT Correspondent
Rana Daggubati prepares to get the look of his period drama right.
Rana Daggubati prepares to get the look of his period drama right.(Instagram)

Rana Daggubati’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri -- his first solo act after Baahubali’s massive success -- turned out to be a success at the box office. The success of this film as well as Ghazi Attack cemented Rana’s position in the industry. Now, the actor will be seen next in a film, based in the pre-Partition era, called 1945.

The actor took to Twitter to share the news. He further added that he is currently shooting its second major schedule. He wrote: “Going to recreate time once again, Now it’s the year 1945!! Filming for the second major schedule of my next #1945 begins today!!” A picture of the map of British India, has been attached to the post.

Rana also shared a picture of his preparation for the role which showed him getting a hair cut from two stylists. The actor, it appears, will be sporting a new look in the film.

He wrote: “Team Vijay and Jaipal working on one of the looks in the film!! This is WIP!! #1945.”

Team Vijay and Jaipal working on one of the looks in the film!! This is WIP!! #1945

A post shared by Rana Daggubati (@ranadaggubati) on

According to a report in Times of India, Rana plays a soldier of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army). The drama unfolds at the height of Indian freedom movement. Playing the female lead is actor Regina, who will appear in the role of a Chettiar girl, engaged to marry Rana’s character.

Speaking about her character, Regina was quoted in Times of India as saying: “I play a simple Chettiar girl. So throughout the film, you’ll see me wearing saree with minimal make-up. I’ve completed shooting a couple of sequences for the film in Chennai and Kochi and it has been fun to say the least. It’s a very nuanced character.”

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