Actor Rana Daggubati said his project Rana Naidu is “going to be special.” The web series, an adaptation of the popular American crime show, Ray Donovan, stars Rana with his uncle and actor Venkatesh Daggubati. It is the first time that the two share screen space. “From the moment I became an actor, I knew that at some point Venky and I would work together,” Rana told Hyderabad Times. He added that he knew that the chance to work with Venkatesh would not be a “conventional film.” He said he wanted the project to be something different and cool, and then the opportunity came up to star in a web show.
Rana Naidu was announced in September 2021. In a photo Rana shared on his Instagram, Venkatesh showed off a salt-and-pepper look for the first time, which had his fans excited right away. Rana shared the photo, writing: “Always wanting to share the screen with my uncle the VICTORY V @venkateshdaggubati and my dream is finally coming true. As much as I love him off screen, in “Rana Naidu” we’ll be flying at each other’s throats #RanaNaidu, coming soon to Netflix.” Venkatesh also spoke about working with Rana. “I’ve watched @ranadaggubati grow right in front of me from a young boy to a great actor,” he said, adding: “But in Rana Naidu he better watch out.”
The series is directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma. “It’s going to be a battle of the titans,” Suparn promised, while Karan said he’s excited to work on the “powerhouses” Rana and Venkatesh.
At work, Rana has a number of big ticket movies to his credit. He will be featured in Pawan Kalyan’s Bheemla Nayak. His movie Virata Parvam, also starring Sai Pallavi, is also going to hit theaters. Venkatesh, on the other hand, was featured in Asuran’s Telugu remake, titled Naappa. He currently shoots for F3, directed by Anil Ravipudi.