2017 was tremendous for some stars of the Indian film fraternity and surely Baahubali’s success made it more special for Rana Daggubati. He is one face who has acted in a lot of movies, but the Baahubali film franchise has made him a global star now. In order to celebrate the new year and welcome 2018 in style, he shared the poster of his upcoming movie Haathi Mere Saathi and is looking ravishing as hell. The movie is helmed by Prabhu Solomon, and is scheduled to go on floors this month with the first leg of the shooting set in Thailand.
The movie will also be filmed across India and is a trilingual project with Hindi, Telugu and Tamil versions coming out. Haathi Mere Saathi is expected to be ready for release during Diwali this year and is said to be a tribute of sorts to Rajesh Khanna, who famously starred in the 1971 classic movie of the same name. But to the surprise of the fans, the new one will not exactly be a remake and will have a different plot.
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) December 31, 2017
Talking about the film and his role, Rana said this to a leading news daily, “There’s a very exciting physical language to the character I’m playing in ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, something entirely different from what I’ve done in the past. I’ve always wanted to be a part of the content that can travel across the country, and am very happy that Trinity is backing cinema of this genre. It’s a rare story about the relevance of nature in our lives, narrated through a wonderful relationship between man and elephant. This story is definitely another of those rare challenges I’m beginning to enjoy being a part of. Prabhu Solomon’s passion for nature and elephants makes him probably the finest craftsman in the country, who can handle a story like this.”