Telugu actor Rana Daggubati to host animated series

Actor Rana Daggubati will soon be seen hosting an animated series, ‘Why Are You?’, which he is also a creative producer of.

“Animation and stories told in that form have been of interest since I first started watching, but growing up only a few of us make a transition from cartoon to animation/anime for the adult and India has very little content in this space, so here’s presenting to you ‘Why Are You?’ … A quirky irreverent fiction comedy with real-ish people,” Daggubati said.

On the work front, he will next be seen in ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. The trilingual film has been shot across two countries — in forest locales of Kerala, besides in Mahabaleshwar and Mumbai in India, and in Thailand.

Daggubati is the protagonist in all three titles. While Pulkit Samrat plays Daggubati’s parallel lead in the Hindi version, southern actor Vishnu Vishal essays the role in ‘Kaadan’ and ‘Aranya’, the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film. The heroines in all three versions are Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain.

The movie is inspired by the unfortunate event of humans encroaching upon the elephant corridor in Kaziranga, Assam. The film traces the narrative of a man, essayed by Daggubati, who dedicates his life to protecting wild animals.

Daggubati made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster ‘Leader’. He made his Hindi film debut with the 2011 release, ‘Dum Maaro Dum’.

The actor is known for his work in films like ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’, ‘Baby and the ‘Baahubali’ franchise.

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