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Rana Daggubati says people questioned his decision to do an art film like Virata Parvam

The action-romance directed by Venu Udugula also stars Sai Pallavi in the lead role.

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 09.22 AM, Jun 14, 2022

Rana Daggubati says people questioned his decision to do an art film like Virata Parvam

Rana Daggubati and Sai Pallavi are waiting for the release of their upcoming action-romance, Virata Parvam. Daggubati has now revealed that people have questioned his decision to choose an art film over an action film. 

Talking during a promotional event of the movie, the actor revealed that a number of people have asked him why he was doing Virata Parvam instead of an action movie. 

"Generally, heroes make films for the enjoyment of their fans and claps. However, if you're looking for an honest movie line in between claps, this is the film for you", Daggubati said. 

The actor was also full of praise for his co-star Sai Pallavi during the event. Calling Pallavi an exceptional performer, Daggubati said that while someone else could replace him for his role in the movie, nobody else could play the role Sai Pallavi has essayed in the movie. 

Stating that the movie has a poetic touch to it, he also added that Virata Parvam has a unique narrative that appeals to the Telugu audience. 

Helmed by Venu Udugula, the film revolves around a love story set during the Naxalite movement in 1990s Telangana. The movie also stars Priyamani, Nanditha Das, Naveen Chandra, Sai Chand, Benarji, Nagineedu, Zareena Wahab, Eswari Rao, Rahul Ramakrishna, Devi Prasad, Anand Ravi and Anand Chakrapani in important roles.

A preview show for the movie was held in the industry last week, and it received glowing reviews from people in attendance. Actor Nani had also taken to social media to praise the movie and the lead actors. 

Produced by Sudhakar Cherukuri and presented by Suresh Babu under Sree Lakshmi Venkateswara Cinemas and Suresh Productions, the movie is set to hit theatres on June 17, and a release on Netflix is expected to follow.