He posted on Twitter:
Pushing my experimental envelope towards mainstream cinema yet again!! #GHAZI (Hindi-Telugu bi-lingual) begins filming today!!— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) January 7, 2016
The film is based on the true incidents on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi, a Pakistan submarine during the Indo-Pak 1971 war. (Also Read: Akshay Kumar to Co-Produce Telugu Film With Rana Daggubati)
He also tweeted:
#GHAZI India's first submarine based war film!! Based on true incidents!! Wish us luck!!— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) January 7, 2016
Actress Taapsee Pannu will co-star with Rana, and she's rumoured to be playing the role of a refugee.
The film will be directed by Sankalp, and it will be partially based on his own book Blue Fish.
Ghazi will be produced by PVP Cinema. The story is about an executive naval officer of the Indian submarine S21 and his team who remain underwater for 18 days.