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Venkatesh Daggubati: I’ve always been drawn to complex characters

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Rana Naidu, Netflix’s latest action-crime-drama series will release on Netflix on March 10th, 2023

Venkatesh Daggubati, one of the most sought-after actors in the Indian film industry, is all set to make his streaming debut with the upcoming Netflix series Rana Naidu. The action crime drama promises to be a thrilling watch for fans of the genre.

For Venkatesh Daggubati, Rana Naidu marks a significant milestone in his career as it’s not just his first foray into the world of long-format storytelling, but also his on-screen debut with his nephew, Rana Daggubati. The actor, who is known for his versatility and impressive range, will be seen essaying the role of Naga Naidu in the series. Speaking of his experience working on it and how he’s had to adapt to the streaming format, Venkatesh says “It’s been an exciting journey for me so far. Working on a series is very different from working on a film, and it took some time for me to get used to the pace and style of the storytelling.” The actor went on to reveal that playing a negative character was a refreshing change of pace for him and allowed him to explore new facets of his craft. “I’ve always been drawn to complex characters, and my role in Rana Naidu is no different. It’s challenging to play a character that’s so different from who you are as a person, but it’s also incredibly rewarding,” he added.

Venkatesh also spoke about the joy of sharing the screen space with his nephew Rana, he says, “It was definitely hard to be pitted against him (Rana) but it challenged me as an actor. Off-screen we have a great equation and I can say more than being uncle and nephew, we are like friends. But on-screen, to bring out the troubled equation and hatred for each other as the father-son duo was tough! That’s the most gratifying part of this craft – as an actor, one gets to experience and bring alive situations and emotions that one has not experienced so far, so that the audience can relate to the character. This was definitely a new endeavour for both of us but we worked together and took cues from each other to bring our characters to life.”

Rana Naidu showcases Venkatesh Daggubati in a brand new light and gives audiences a chance to see him flex his acting muscles like never before.

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