Rana Daggubati signs another period film, to play Travancore king Marthanda Varma

Henrietta Strickland
November 14, 2017

Tollywood hot chunk Rana Daggubati who stunned everyone with his performance as Bhallaladeva in SS Rajamouli's Baahubali:The Beginning and Baahubali 2:The Conclusion, is now shooting for a period drama which is set in 1945.

The actor is already busy shooting for 1945, a pre-Independent war historical drama, where he plays one of the soldiers in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. Rana has started working on a new project based on Travancore king Marthanda Varma.

The film's pre-production works are in progress.

Rana has announced on his official Twitter account that he would be playing 18th century Travancore king Marthanda Varma. The film has its script penned Robin Thirumala and will be produced by Seven Arts Mohan. Looks so. We can't blame him as he is being offered very interesting periodic projects ever since "Baahubali" happened for him.

Rana Daggubati is riding high with two hits this year with Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Nene Raju Nene Mantri. It is primarily a Malayalam movie that will also release in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously. Talking to Times of India, she recently said, "Throughout the film, you'll see me wearing saree with minimal make-up".

Rana Daggubati announced his next project. While the Telugu version is titled 1945, its Tamil version is titled Madai Thiranthu. Sathyaraj, Nasser and RJ Balaji will play pivotal roles. The film is bankrolled by SN Rajarajan under the banner K Productions.

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