It’s a Wrap

RANA DAG­GU­BATI, 27, Ac­tor

India Today - - SIMPLY HYDERABAD -

Bol­ly­wood, make way for this Hy­der­abadi hunk. From the looks of it, Rana Dag­gu­bati just might be the most promis­ing en­trant into B Town from the south. De­liv­er­ing an im­pres­sive per­for­mance as the sec­ond lead in

Dum Maro Dum, he played the sen­si­tive yet de­ter­mined singer hard­ened by heart­break. With his next film, Ram Gopal Varma’s Depart­ment, he hopes to pol­ish his act. From learn­ing to speak Hindi like a Mumbaikar to train­ing with real cops, he’s liv­ing the char­ac­ter ev­ery day.

FLASH­BACK His im­pres­sive six feet three inch frame and a driv­ing pas­sion for all things cin­e­matic would take him places, pre­dicted many from the film fra­ter­nity af­ter his de­but Tel­ugu film, Leader (2009) was re­leased. But de­spite be­long­ing to a fam­ily full of film per­son­al­i­ties, he didn’t jump straight into act­ing. He stud­ied photography, pro­duced an award win­ning film ( A Bel­ly­ful of

Dreams), dab­bled in en­trepreneur­ship with his vis­ual ef­fects com­pany and then de­cided to move into act­ing. He says, “I thank my stars I didn’t go the tra­di­tional MBA way.” And now, he’d love to get into film di­rec­tion as well. “The ex­cite­ment of telling a story is ir­re­sistible,” he says.

Con­tact: www.ranadag­gu­bati.com

sec­ond opinion Be­sides his act­ing abil­i­ties, Rana's charis­matic per­son­al­ity and im­pres­sive pres­ence work

greatly in his favour.

SEKHAR KAMMULA, FILM­MAKER

“I will do what it takes to de­liver my best per­for­mance. As an ac­tor, I re­spect ev­ery take, ev­ery as­pect—small or big that goes into the art and

sci­ence of film­mak­ing.”

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