Rana Daggubati began shooting for Telugu-Hindi bilingual Ghazi, India's first submarine-based war film, on Thursday, in Hyderabad. The film is based on the true incidents on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi, a Pakistan submarine during the Indo-Pak 1971 war.
"Pushing my experimental envelope towards mainstream cinema yet again!! #GHAZI (Hindi-Telugu bi-lingual) begins filming today (sic)," Rana posted on his Twitter page on Thursday.
"Another war film!! But this time underwater!! #GHAZI", he added.
Actress Taapsee Pannu is paired with Rana, and she's rumoured to be playing a refugee. The film will be directed by debutant Sankalp, and it will be partially based on his own book Blue Fish. Ghazi will be produced by PVP Cinema. The story is about an executive naval officer of the Indian submarine S21 and his team who remain underwater for 18 days.
Rana also has another project in the pipeline, which is a sequel to his début film, Leader, under the direction of Shekar Kammula. Though the script is ready, the film has been put on hold since the actor do not want to shoot for it with his Baahubali look and would want to look sleek in the film. The project might go on sets post Baahubali The Conclusion.