30 July, 2021

Rana Daggubati

The Telugu actor makes his Hindi debut in Dum Maro Dum

Rana Daggubati

Your film hasn’t released and you’ve already become a rage here?

(Laughs) Well, it’s good if people are interested.

How did you get the role?

Rohan Sippy saw my film Leader in 2009 and liked my performance. He gave me a brief over the phone, sent an early draft. I liked the script.

Was Bollywood your target?

I never thought of it. I am one film old. It was a nice, unexpected, pleasant surprise. You do a small film, then want to do a bigger one....

What was special about this script?

It has a non-linear narrative, with three stories converging into one. For me, as an actor, to play a Goan musician...I’d hardly ever get such an opportunity.

An ensemble cast may be either more comfortable or intimidating. How was it for you?

Ultimately, it’s each story to its own. I am alone in that sense.

Does the finished product excite you?

I’ve seen it several...

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