Actor Rana Daggubati has opened up the nepotistic nature of the Telugu movie trade. The star mentioned that it’s an trade held collectively by households, who give their all to make films, going towards all odds to convey their imaginative and prescient to life. The Telugu movie trade is dominated by stars such Rana Daggubati, Mahesh Babu, Jr. NTR, Allu Arjun, Naga Chaitanya, and Prabhas, all of whom hail from movie households. One of the largest breakout stars to have emerged from the surface has been actor Vijay Deverakonda.
In an interview with Film Companion, when requested why the Telugu movie trade, run by three or 4 large, highly effective households, together with his, doesn’t get the flak that Bollywood does for nepotism, Rana mentioned the reply lies in how the trade took form in its early days.
“I moved to Hyderabad 25 years ago from Chennai, when a bunch of Telugu people moved to another place which just had rocks, and everyone was trying to build houses and making movies in those houses. That’s what the entertainment industry was. No one wanted to be a part of this. In the early days, people would come and say, ‘Sir my son has failed 10th grade, he is not going to do anything, why don’t you make him an assistant director in your movie.’ That was our world, the kind of people who wanted to come. It was looked down upon by the elite, educated world. What was there? Just families who held it. This is what we do, this is what we will do generation after generation and create that eco-system.”
Rana mentioned constructing a studio is the “stupidest thing” that an individual can do, however Hyderabad has six of them. “That’s the love we have for art and storytelling.” Citing the instance of Disney, Rana mentioned it was a household firm, which in the end turned a world company. “So all of these four-five companies that are there now, are families… Imagine a bunch of families fighting the global giants and still being more and more successful. There is also a simple metric, resources are too much in Mumbai but there you don’t have these resources. The resources are built there. It is own money, loaned money, you mortgage your home, land and make movies. Which is why the guts to make big stuff comes and that’s what it is. It is extremely exciting,” he mentioned.
The actor is presently awaiting the discharge of his Netflix collection Rana Naidu. An adaptation of the favored American drama Ray Donovan, the present pairs Rana Daggubati with actor Venkatesh, his uncle.