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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 19:49 IST

Rana Daggubati, director Teja's Rakshasa Raja to be a period drama?

Rana Daggubati is currently filming for Vettaiyan, which is eyeing a 2024 release. The actor also has Rakshasa Raja, helmed by director Teja, in the pipeline.

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Rana Daggubati has had a rather successful year when it comes to the professional front. Though the actor has only had one affirmative release this year - web series Rana Naidu (coupled with a cameo in Garry BH directorial Spy), Daggubati has branched out as a producer and presenter, having seen through the release of three projects in the same capacity this year. Daggubati however is making his way back to acting with two projects in the pipeline - one of them being Rakshasa Raja.

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Rana Daggubati joins forces with director Teja


For the unversed, Rana Daggubati and director Teja have previously collaborated on political action thriller Nene Raju Nene Mantri, which released back in 2017. The actor-director duo have now once again come together and will be collaborating for Rakshasa Raja. As per a 123Telugu report, Rakshasa Raja will be a period drama set in 1930s British India.

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Director Teja has reportedly mounted a gritty period gangster drama. Though the film is set in the pre-Independence era, the theme will not be the focus of the film. As a matter of fact, the film will carry very few references to the Independence movement. Rana Daggubati will be required to sport a lean look for the film with a unique hairdo that will be a reflection of the bygone era. More details regarding the film's cast is yet to be announced.

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Rana Daggubati's year in review


The actor was last seen in web series Rana Naidu. Rana Naidu is based on the American series Ray Donovan. It notably starred Daggubati along side real-life uncle Venkatesh - a first for both. The series ranked at position 336 on Netflix's top 400 list, making it the only Indian title on the list.

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Besides this, the actor has presented films Pareshan and Keedaa Cola also having produced Maya Bazaar for Sale. The actor is currently filming for Vettaiyan.

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 19:49 IST

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