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How Baahubali Star Rana Daggubati Coped With Visual Impairment On Set

An old video of Baahubali star Rana Daggubati, in which the actor revealed that he can't see from one eye, went viral over the weekend. However, the actor says that he spoke about the impairment just to motivate people and doesn't let it affect him

  | May 02, 2017 18:02 IST (New Delhi)
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Rana Daggubati as Bhallala Deva in Baahubali: The Conclusion

Highlights

  • Rana said that he was 'shocked' to know that the video has gone viral
  • "I spoke about my vision problem to motivate people," says Rana
  • Baahubali 2 has so far earned above Rs 300 crore at the box office
An old video of Baahubali star Rana Daggubati, in which the actor revealed that he can't see from one eye, went viral over the weekend. However, the actor says that he spoke about the impairment just to motivate people, reports news agency PTI. In the video, Rana revealed that he does not have vision in his left eye and had to undergo an eye transplant. Rana, 32, who features as Bhallala Deva in S S Rajamouli's Baahubali series, told PTI, "There was this kid on the show whose mother had lost vision because of some tumour. I spoke about my vision problem to motivate them and tell them that life goes on. I said it a long time ago and I never knew it will break out now," Rana told PTI.
Meanwhile, Rana also told PTI, "Very few people knew about the transplant. By logic, it's a handicap. If I shut one eye, I can't see from the other. But it is one of those things which I don't think too much about. One needs to have the strength to move forward."
Baahubali has some gruelling war sequences and the actors had to undergo major training sessions. "On most of my sets, it is a joke. Like Prabhas would always ask whether I could see the mark before the beginning of an action sequence," quipped Rana.
Baahubali: The Conclusion stars Rana in a negative role opposite Prabhas. The film tracks Rana Daggubati's rise to power as Mahishmathi's king. Baahubali: The Conclusion released on April 28 and within four days, the epic film has surpassed all box office records. The film has earned more than Rs 300 crore at the box office so far. Baahubali: The Conclusion has finally revealed why Katappa (Sathyaraj) killed Baahubali (Prabhas) in the first part.
Of the film's success, The Ghazi Attack actor told PTI, "I am really happy with the appreciation Baahubali is receiving. Its success proves that if you back the right content, it can travel across the country and the globe. Baahubali team is not after numbers. If we would have been number guys, we would have never made a film with such a huge budget. We just wanted to make the biggest war film of this country but what it has achieved is amazing."
Baahubali: The Conclusion released two years after part one, Baahubali: The Beginning, hit the screens. On Day 1, the film received a blockbuster opening with house full shows.
(With PTI inputs)

 
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