Daggubati reads extensively but most of the books are linked to films that he works in or develops. He looks for new stories wherever he goes. “Different kinds of stories get me excited and I am constantly ideating when I am travelling; sometimes even in the middle of conversations,” he says. A story that he is currently fascinated with is that of Hiranyakashyap. “Our Indian mythology is so full of enchanting stories and Amar Chitra Katha is probably the first illustrated introduction to these stories for most Indian children,” he says,
adding that he is working closely with the comic house to bring Hiranyakashyap to the screen, a project that Daggubati will also feature in.
ROLE PLAY Daggubati does a lot of research before getting into the skin of the character he is playing Jewellery Aveer by Tanishq