Aranya Tougher Than Baahubali, Says Rana

23 Mar, 2021 20:21 IST|Sakshi Post

Rana Daggubati has carved a niche for himself in Tollywood. Not to mention, he is one of the biggest bankable stars in the Telugu film industry right now. Post Baahubali, Rana Daggubati has got a bunch of films but he has okayed only 'Arayna' as the film showcases the importance of nature to the audience. Rana is not leaving any stone unturned to promote Aryana as only a few days left for the film to see the light of the day. In a recent media interaction, Rana stated that Director Prabhas Solomon is a nature lover and he did a lot of research for Aranya, making a film on elephants is only,, my mind was bowled when Prabhu narrated the script. I immediately gave a nod to the film.

Rana and the film unit travelled to Thailand even before the shoot to finalize the locations. During the time of the story, the director said to me that I have to shoot the film with 18 elephants and for that, I decided to get closer to them. It took nearly one week for elephants to recognize me.

He shared an experience that one day in the process to making friendship with elephants, I carried bananas in my pockets, unfortunately, one banana slipped from my pant, 18 elephants were walking towards me, I was scared but later I realized that elephants came to me as I have food for them. When he was asked to tell which is the toughest film for him Baahubali or Aranya, Rana without a second thought said that Aranya is . 

He further added Ananya will be the film for future generations. Venkatesh (Babai) and Shekhar Kammula were the first people who encouraged me in everything when I didn't have enough experience in films. I was so confident about the film that’s why I made them watch it. When asked how was the experience working with Pawan Kalyan, Rana said that "He is a very encouraging co-star." Every day I’m learning something from him. It’s a great privilege to work with him. Pawan Kalyan is an original man and original thinker. 'Aranya' taught me the importance of many things in my life and also bought a huge change in my life, he signs off.

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