Haathi Mere Saathi: Rana Daggubati’s 30-Kilo Weight Loss Was “Very Difficult”
“I have always been a guy with a big physique,” said Rana Daggubati
Actor Rana Daggubati lost almost 30 kgs for his upcoming film Haathi Mere Saathi, reported news agency IANS. Directed by Prabhu Solomon, the film features Rana in the role of a man (named Bandev) who protects the forest. In an interview with IANS, versatile actor Rana Daggubati was quoted as saying, “Prabhu Solomon sir wanted everything to be real and organic. It was very difficult for me to lose all the weight since I have always been a guy with a big physique. I had to undergo extensive physical training to get the lean look for this character of Bandev. It has been a wonderful and learning experience for me.”
Haathi Mere Saathi will release in three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The film has been titled Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu.
Earlier, in an interview with IANS, Rana said, “As I began journeying with the character, which involved me spending time in the forest and getting to know a herd of elephants, it started becoming clearer how this person, a forest man, would look. And here we are, looking at Aranya/ Bandev/ Kaadan in his present form.”