Rana Daggubati: Didn’t know the tone required to play father


Apart from the name, Rana Daggubati Rana Naidu bears no resemblance to his character. The actor made his digital debut with the Netflix series, which sees him solving celebrity problems. “His work is secret. that [seems to] Be nonchalant, but deep down, he’s a family guy,” he begins.

Still one of the series

An Indian adaptation of the American series Ray Donovan, Rana Naidu revolves around the protagonist’s complicated relationship with his father, who also doubles up as his nemesis. Daggubati says two aspects drew her to the project – the darker side of the parent-child dynamic depicted in the show, and sharing screen space with actor-uncle Venkatesh, who plays her on-screen father. opportunity to “Shooting with him and learning how he does what he does was an amazing experience. We’ve always been close, but on a set, you have a completely different equation. Our characters were very nuanced, and we had directors who answered as many questions as we asked them, making sure we were true to our parts. Except that I was called Rana [which blurred the lines between my on-screen and off-screen persona]I had no other problems,” he laughs.

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The actor, who enjoyed popularity across India after the release of the Baahubali franchise, was waiting for something enticing to make his foray into the digital medium. When Karan Anshuman, producer of The Inside Edge and Mirzapur fame, and Supraan Varma, director of The Family Man 2, teamed up to make an action drama, it was an easy yes for Daggubati. In them, he found trusted guides as he navigated the complex titular character. “I had many conversations with Karan about the role of a father because I didn’t know what style was needed. It was the first time I was playing a father on screen, that too to older children. But Rana Naidu is a dark man; It was hard to let go of the character. There was a certain sadness [it brought] In my life, and I only realized this when I went back to dub for it.

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