Actor Rana Daggubati has finished shooting for the second part of the epic film, Baahubali, directed by S.S.Rajamouli. The actor plays the villainous Bhallada Deva in the movie. The actor had garnered critical acclaim for his role in the first part.
The most expensive Indian movie made till date, Bahubali: The Beginning was released in 2015. Centred around Shiva (Prabhas), a young tribal man who discovers his ancestry, the movie’s highlights were it’s giant sets and war scenes. It has a huge cast, including top-billing actors like Prabhas, Anuskha Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sudeep, Ramya Krishnan and Nassar. The movie had won the national award for the best feature film in 2015.
The second part, Baahubali: The Conclusion, is scheduled to release on 28 April.
Rana’s next Telugu movie with director Tejas is titled Nene Raju Nene Mantri. A political drama, the movie stars Kajal Aggarwal in the lead role. Actress Catherine Tresa is also part of the cast. Produced by P Satyanarayana Reddy, the movie will commence shooting in October.
Last seen in I, the actor has a couple of other projects lined up in Kollywood. He will be seen playing a part in Dhanush’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota. Directed by Gautam Vasudev Menon, the movie began shooting in March.
Meanwhile, there were also reports of the actor being roped in for a multi-starrer film, directed by Bala. The movie will reportedly feature Arya, Vishal, Rana Daggubati, Atharvaa and Aravind Swami. But the project hasn’t taken shape yet. The actor also has a periodic film set in the 70s, directed by Sathyasiva. Titled Madai Thiranthu, the movie has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The actor also has Ghazi, the Hindi/Telugu bilingual directed by debutant Sankalp. The movie stars Rana and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles.
Meanwhile, the actor’s Malayalam debut is also reportedly in talks. According to a Manorama report, the actor will be seen playing an army guy in the prequel to Keerthi Chakra that had Mohanlal in the lead. The movie was directed by Major Ravi. Based on the 1971 India-Pakistan war, the movie will be reportedly made in four languages: Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu.