Rana Daggubati chose World Wildlife Day to unveil its much-awaited action movie ‘Aranya’. The actor got a fantastic response from the netizens. The film is titled ‘Hathi Mere Sathi’ in Hindi and ‘Kaadan’ in Tamil. The trilingual movie is based on how the encroachment into the forest lands has disturbed elephants’ natural habitat by entering into it. People are eagerly waiting for March 6, when the movie will be released worldwide. The ‘Kumki’ fame Prabhu Solomon has written and directed this film.


Rana Daggubati is seen as Bandev, a conservationist in the 3-minute long trailer. The story is based on a fight between the conservationist Bandev and people who are trying to enter the elephant corridor in Kaziranga making an encroachment in their home and disturbing the movement of animals. Bandev is a fearless warrior who goes the extra mile to face the fury and questions raised by the police, politicians and media who are backing the idea of encroachment. The fight turns very serious and reaches the capital city.


Humans entering the natural territories of animals is a familiar and true story. The movie shows serious concerns and is inspired by the true story of a natural activist Jadav Payeng. Payeng hails from Assam and was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2015 for doing the exceptional work of converting 1300 acres of barren land into a reserve forest.


Produced by Eros Motion Pictures, this epic adventure drama casts Vishnu Vishal Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain in the lead roles. ‘Fukrey’ actor Pulkit Samrat will replace Vishnu in the Hindi version of the movie. The portions of the film featuring the elephants were shot in Thailand with the extensive CG work implementation. Music composer Shantanu Moitra has com[posed the music in all three languages.


Ranu Daggubati followed a rigorous regime of workout and diet and shed 30 kilos to fit in the character of a 50-year-old jungle man. Talking about his physical transformation for the movie, the actor added:

“Prabhu, 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 the character of Bandev. It has been a wonderful and learning experience for me.”


This movie will present Rana Daggubatti in a new avatar, and we can’t wait to watch him acting in the incredible film with an epic storyline.

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