Rana Daggubati's role as B Tech Babu in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum has struck gold at the box office scoring big in B and C centres while USA contributions added a big surprise. The actor was in Bangalore on a personal visit recently and was delighted to see the response for his film at the multiplexes here. “I am extremely happy and content. It is an out-and-out commercial film made with an artistic idea. The combination of the art form of Surabhi and action based on illegal mining in Bellary has been accepted very well by the audience," he said. Rana who is just six films old is among those heroes who has not stuck to just Telugu. He has a portfolio with films in Tamil and Hindi.
"It is not a choice. It was the films that took me there. What is really interesting is that I get to play different roles in each language. In a way each industry has accepted me well and also given something back," said Rana, who has been enjoying the amazing variety in terms of his roles. "Six films, six different looks and six different characters. One better than the other in terms of script. So, I think this shows that I am a saleable star in multiple languages,” he added.
The actor revealed that his next will be a trilingual. He says, "I will be working with director Selvaraghavan who plans to direct a film in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi."
Having had a dream debut with Leader, has he managed to live up to it till today? "The character in Leader was so strong that it was quite difficult to break out of it. Though my others films have connection to my first movie, I aim to get on the same level as Leader," said Rana, adding, "I am a lot on social networking sites, which has currently become a platform to get to know the pulse of the audience. It has turned out to be quite positive for me especially with my latest film, Krishnam Vande Jagadguram."
With his good looks, he has been linked with every possible heroine he has worked with and to this he says, "I am now linked with heroes too. I have lived very normally and have never carried the fancy tag of being a star. Even today, I walk into a mall like other normal people and don't mind people recognising me. But it is always surprising when I am always linked to my co-stars," he chuckles.
Obviously, one of the most desirable actor, he defines why he deserves that tag. "I am a desirable star because of the diversity of films and not just for my looks. Leader made me a musician, Ramu allowed me to be a Police Officer in Department, Krishan gave me that action punch. So the kind of films I have experienced, did not allow me to stick to one genre. I currently enjoy playing varied roles, which not many get an opportunity to do," he concluded.