Rana shoots for Ghazi, based on sinking of Pak submarine in 1971

  • IANS, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Jan 07, 2016 15:07 IST
Rana Daggubati was seen in Baahubali as Bhallaladeva and in Baby as a special forces commando. (ranadaggubati/Instagram)

Actor Rana Daggubati who played Baahubali’s Bhallaladeva began shooting for his next film Ghazi, India’s first submarine-based war film on Thursday in Hyderabad. The film is a Hindi-Telugu bilingual. The actor tweeted to confirm the news.

“Pushing my experimental envelope towards mainstream cinema yet again!! #GHAZI (Hindi-Telugu bi-lingual) begins filming today (sic),” Rana posted on his Twitter page on Thursday.

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The film is based on the true incidents on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi, a Pakistan submarine during the Indo-Pak 1971 war. Actor Taapsee Pannu is paired with Rana, and she’s rumoured to be playing a refugee.

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The film will be directed by debutant Sankalp, and it will be partially based on his own book Blue Fish. Ghazi will be produced by PVP Cinema. The story is about an executive naval officer of the Indian submarine S21 and his team who remain underwater for 18 days.

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