The actor will play the Travancore King Marthanda Varma in the film.
Rana Daggubati is all set to play King Marthanda Varma in his upcoming film Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma: The King of Travancore. To mark the film’s beginning, Rana was at the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Kerala to seek the blessings of the Lord and also paid a visit to the royal family members of Thiruvithamkoor.
Talking to the media, the actor said, “It is a blessing to be part of a story like this. I feel very happy and blessed today.”
Soon after worshipping the lord, he was at the Kowdiar Palace where he was accorded a grand welcome by the royal family members Pooyam Thirunal Gauri Parvathi Bhai and Adithya Varma. He spent time with the royal family garnering info about the late ruler and was presented with a book that contains all the details about the kingdom and its rulers.
To be directed by K Madhu, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma: The King of Travancore will be bankrolled by Seven Arts Mohan and the script work is done by Robin Thirumala. On signing the project last year, Rana took to Twitter to announce the project. Back then, he had tweeted, “Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma - the king of Travancore” is the character I tell a story as soon. Pre-production in progress. The film will be directed by K Madhu. Written by Robin Thirumala, Seven arts Mohan is the line producer on the film.”
Rana Daggubati, one of the most wanted actors in Indian cinema, has a slew of hits under his belt and has been bagging enviable projects. He began his acting career in 2010 with the blockbuster hit Leader and has acted in a number of films since then. He shot to limelight for his role as Bhallaladeva in Baahubali. His last release was Nene Raju Nene Mantri and he is currently busy with a couple of films including the bilingual Madai Thiranthu / 1945, Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta and Haathi Mere Saathi.