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Rana Daggubati goes clean shaven to play a soldier in 1945

With 1945, Rana Daggubati would complete a trilogy of sorts in the war genre as he’s been part of fantasy-based war drama (Baahubali), underwater war drama (Ghazi) and now pre-independent war film.

regional movies Updated: Oct 25, 2017 10:36 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Rana Daggubati will now play an INA soldier in Telugu/Hindi bilingual 1945.

It’s been a terrific year for Rana Daggubati, who is basking in the back-to-back success of Baahubali 2, Ghazi and Nene Raju Nene Mantri. He is currently shooting for an upcoming bilingual period war drama 1945, being directed by Sathya Siva in Tamil and Telugu. In the film, he plays a soldier in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. On Tuesday, Rana tweeted a picture in which he is seen clean shaven and he said the new look is for the role in the film. He also revealed that the first look of the film will be out in November.

After a long hiatus, the film’s second schedule went on the floors earlier this month. The film’s story unfolds during the Indian freedom movement. Regina Cassandra plays the leading lady and she will be seen as a simple Chettiar girl. Talking to Times of India, she recently said, “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.” With this project, Rana would complete a trilogy of sorts in the war genre as he’s been part of fantasy-based war drama (Baahubali), underwater war drama (Ghazi) and now pre-independent war film.

While the Telugu version is titled 1945, its Tamil version is titled Madai Thiranthu. Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing tunes and Sathya cranks the camera. The supporting cast also includes Sathyaraj, Nasser and RJ Balaji who will be seen in pivotal roles. The film is bankrolled by SN Rajarajan under the banner K Productions.

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First Published: Oct 25, 2017 10:31 IST