Hyderabad: Rana Daggubati’s flamboyance helped him quietly slip into the character of Daniel Sekhar. It didn’t take much effort for him to play according to the director’s choice. “The challenging thing was to forget the original and make a story of our own. It may seem crazy, but all good things happened because of Trivikram. […]
Hyderabad: Rana Daggubati’s flamboyance helped him quietly slip into the character of Daniel Sekhar. It didn’t take much effort for him to play according to the director’s choice.
“The challenging thing was to forget the original and make a story of our own. It may seem crazy, but all good things happened because of Trivikram. Some sequences in the film were actually shot from the original, but later we realised they don’t reflect our culture. The film is verbose in Malayalam. Here we had to cut it short. As I said before, the characteristic traits have to be tweaked as per the liking of Telugu audience,” he added.
‘Bheemla Nayak’ which was released last week garnered applause from critics as well as audiences. Having the screenplay rendered by Trivikram, the film has been directed by Saagar K Chandra and has star cast of Powerstar Pawan Kalyan, Nithya Menon, Samyuktha Menon, Murali Sharma, Rao Ramesh and Samuthrakani.
Is it good to have a reference point while portraying a character on screen?
“Bheemla Nayak is a different film. The emotion at the start stays till the end. There are no subplots and other conflicts crossing paths. Though I can take a reference point from Koshi’s character from the original, there must be many changes. A rich politician in Telangana or AP reacts differently when compared to one from Kerala. The sensibilities and other elements are different. We are more flamboyant. When I watched Marvels’ Iron Man, I liked Robert Downey Jr’s character. He is flamboyant and maverick in nature. I could relate Danny’s character with that. Luckily my reference point to Danny is closer but for Bheemla Nayak it’s farther,” he said.
Pawan Kalyan, a pure soul
Sharing his experience working with the Powerstar, Rana describes Pawan Kalyan as a pure soul. “I worked with a variety of people. But Pawan Kalyan is a quite different personality, a pure soul. I heard many things about Pawan Kalyan earlier and getting to him, up close, is a different experience.”
Although the Daggubati family is known for the reputation of playing safe with films, Daggubati admits that his approach towards films is quite different.
“I grew up in a film world. My home is a film location. In my 5th grade I learnt editing. The way I look at films is different. I want to do something I have never seen in cinema. That was always my attraction as a young kid. I like to watch something new and want to do new and different characters,” he adds.
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