Rana to Play Raja Marthanda Varma

Is macho hunk Rana Daggubati is on a periodic film signing spree? Looks so. We can’t blame him as he is being offered very interesting periodic projects ever since “Baahubali” happened for him.

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Rana has just announced that he would be playing 18th century Travancore king Marthanda Varma. It will be another king’s role for him after the epic ‘Bhallala Deva’ in Baahubali. The film’s pre-production is currently in progress. It will be made as a Telugu-Malayalam bilingual, and will be dubbed in Tamil too.

It’s been a fantastic year for Rana, who is basking in the back-to-back success of Ghazi (underwater war drama – historical), Baahubali 2 (fantasy) and Nene Raju Nene Mantri. He is currently shooting for “1945” (pre-Independent war drama – historical), where he plays a soldier in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.