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Netflix pulls off a casting coup bringing Venkatesh and Rana together for ‘Rana Naidu’

Published: 22nd Sep 2021 12:00 pm

Ever wondered who is on Bollywood celebs speed-dial list? Netflix has the answer – Rana Naidu! After all, there is no problem that he can’t ‘fix’.

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Two superstars, a powerful, action-packed story about the lives of the rich and famous, and Netflix – that’s the recipe for an interesting watch! Adding more sizzle to this is the coming together of superstars from the Daggubati family.

For the first-time ever, the Bhallaladev of ‘Baahubali a.k.a. Rana Daggubati will be seen sharing screen space with his uncle ‘Victory’ Venkatesh Daggubati in Netflix’s upcoming crime-drama series ‘Rana Naidu’. Produced by Locomotive Global Inc., the series is an official adaptation of the American popular drama series ‘Ray Donovan ‘and will commence shooting soon.

The action drama will follow the life of Rana Naidu, the go-to guy for everyone in Bollywood when they have a problem. The format rights are licensed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. Karan Anshuman is the showrunner and the director, while Suparn Verma is the co-director.

Speaking about the series, Rana Daggubati said, “It’s lots of special firsts for me. Working with my uncle Venkatesh and the first with Netflix in long form storytelling that’s completely different from what both of us have ever done in our careers. I’m extremely happy to be with a crew and a platform that knows this the best. It will be challenging and new and definitely going to be fun. Looking forward to filming soon.”

“I cannot wait to work with Rana; we are going to have a blast on-set and this show is the perfect project for us to work on. I am a huge fan of ‘Ray Donovan’ myself and the entire team is pulling in all the stops to ensure we do justice to it,” added Venkatesh.

Monika Shergill, VP, Content, Netflix India, said, “We are excited to bring the powerhouse performers and stars Rana Daggubatti and Venkatesh Daggubatti to Netflix for their first-ever pairing together. The series, ‘Rana Naidu’, will be a thrilling Indian adaptation of a record-breaking international show and will take the audience on a breathless ride with the dynamic duo.”

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