Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur

Actor Rana Dag­gu­bati (above) is sat­is­fied with the path that his ca­reer is tak­ing, and is up­beat about the re­lease of his next film, the se­quel to Baahubali: The Be­gin­ning (2015). Will his por­trayal of Bhal­lala Deva, the mag­nif­i­cently strong but de­vi­ous prince, over­shadow all his other projects?

Dag­gu­bati be­lieves that the sub­stance of the role is far more im­por­tant than the actor play­ing it. “I don’t think peo­ple will come to watch a film be­cause I’m in it. They’ll watch it be­cause of the con­tent, and how it holds their in­ter­est. It could have been any­one in Baahubali in my place and peo­ple would still watch the film,” he says. “We play a lot of char­ac­ters and ev­ery project has its charm.”

Dag­gu­bati, a south In­dian su­per­star who has been a part of Bollywood films such as Dum Maaro Dum (2011), Yeh Jawani Hai Dee­wani (2013) and Depart­ment (2012), is fond of tak­ing some­thing from the sets of each film, as a sou­venir. “Mem­o­ra­bilia are some­thing I like,” he says. “With each film, you take back some­thing... and it’s nice to hold some­thing from the time when you were telling that story.”

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