Directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma, the action drama marks Venkatesh’s digital debut
Last Updated: 08.12 AM, May 30, 2022
Rana Naidu, Netflix’s upcoming show, the official adaptation of popular American drama Ray Donovan, wrapped its shoot recently. Bringing together real-life uncle-nephew duo, Venkatesh and Rana Daggubati, together for the first time on screen the show is jointly directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma.
Interestingly, both Rana and Venkatesh are named after themselves in the show - Rana Naidu and Venky Naidu. Significantly shot in Mumbai, the show takes viewers through the life of the city’s influential fixer, known to do the dirty work for creme-de-la-creme of the society including film celebs, athletes and business barons.
The show has a terrific lineup of actors comprising Surveen Chawla, Sushant Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Suchitra Pillai, Gaurav Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi and Rajesh Jais, to name a few. Rana Naidu is bankrolled by Aaron Sunder of Locomotive Global Inc with its format rights licensed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. Needless to say, the show will be dubbed across multiple languages and stream soon on Netflix.
In an earlier interaction with OTTplay, Rana, while talking about Rana Naidu told, “I realised that I am traditionally wired to work on content that is three-hours long but doing something that goes on for eight hours, like Netflix's Rana Naidu, is similar to accepting three feature-film assignments at once. It's taking everything out of me.”
“I can promise it'll be madness whenever you get to see it. I and Venkatesh (garu) may have had different approaches to our careers till now and both of us will be exploring an entirely new zone with Rana Naidu. There's a lot of we're having while making it but we'll discuss it more during the time of the release,” he added.