Rana Daggubati recalls a Mumbai friend asking him, ‘Who’s Prabhas?’ and knowing Mahesh Babu as Namrata Shirodkar’s husband | Hindi Movie News


Baahubali fame Rana Daggubati recently opened up about trying to make films that will cater to the pan-India audience. While talking about the popularity of south films, the actor recalled an incident where a friend from Mumbai didn’t know who Prabhas is and had only known Mahesh Babu as Namrata Shirodkar‘s husband.
“I was away for a few years while filming for Baahubali, so when I met this friend, I told him about the film. When he asked who was playing the titular role, I said Prabhas, and he was like ‘Who’s Prabhas?’ I didn’t know how to explain that to him so told him the names of his few films. He had not watched any of those films and then he told me something really crazy,” Rana told The Indian Express.

He continued, “He said the only Telugu actor I know is Chinu’s husband. I was wondering what he meant and then I realised that Chinu was Namrata Shirodkar. I was shocked that they knew of Mahesh Babu in that sense. I told him just wait for four-five years, and an army of us will land up here.”

On the work front, Rana is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming series Rana Naidu, which also stars veteran actor Venkatesh Daggubati. In the series, they will be seen locking horns with each other as both take on the role of troubled father and son. It also stars Abhishek Banerjee, Suchitra Pillai, Gaurav Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi and Rajesh Jais in prominent roles.


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