Rana Daggubati has done the action sequences himself without using any body double in his upcoming film, The Ghazi Attack.
While Rana is essaying the role of a naval officer, Lt. Commander Arjun Varma of the Indian Navy who remained underwater for 18 days, he will be seen performing some underwater action which is very different from what he has done in the past.
Rana, who is a certified diver didn’t require any underwater lessons for the film, wherein he shot war sequences himself without any help or any body doubles.
The actor will be seen in a rugged look in the film, and the look of his character has been receiving lots of appreciation since its release. He met naval officers especially those on board on the Indian ship as a part of his preparation for the role. The actor has delivered many action-packed performances in the past in his films like Baahubali, and surely he has something extraordinary in store for his fans with this upcoming one.
Excited Rana shares, “The film has some underwater action sequences that we were doing for the first time. These stunts were shot over 12 days with all necessary precautions. While one part was shot in an Olympic size swimming pool, the other underwater stunts were shot in the oceans off the coast of Vizag. It was not so simple because we didn’t know what we would encounter. We had to look out for sudden water currents and for pieces of metal. To shoot such scenes one has to be trained specially. I am a certified deep sea diver with a professional diving license, but it has been a while since I did my last dive, so had to do a few rehearsal rounds before I started the shoot.”
The film is said to be based on the true events of a mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi during the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
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Karan Johar & AA Films Present, India’s first war-at-sea film, The Ghazi Attack is slated to release on February 17, 2017.