Get All Access for $5/mo

Rana Naidu: What Happened When Rana Daggubati, Venkatesh And Netflix Came Together The stellar cast of the upcoming Netflix original 'Rana Naidu' echoed one message throughout their trailer launch, the story has "shades of grey".

By Kavya Pillai

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Rana Daggubati

On February 15th, actor Rana Daggubati and his real life South-superstar uncle, Venkatesh Daggubati were accompanied by Netflix's Indian Content VP, Monika Shergill on stage for web series Rana Naidu's trailer launch at Mumbai's Taj Lands End, Bandra. They were joined by the stellar cast of the upcoming Netflix original Rana Naidu comprising Surveen Chawla, Gaurav Chopra, Abhishek Banerjee, Suchitra Pillai, and Ashish Vidyarthi. The series is the Indian adaptation of the 2013 series titled Ray Donovan.

The trailer launch which was held in Mumbai much like the series started with the grand entry of Rana Daggubati who entered the stage in a lavish red car with a cricket bat in his hand much like his character in the series. He was soon accompanied by his uncle and co-star Venkatesh Daggubati who plays his father in Rana Naidu and also relaid some of his lines for the audience. As the celluloid father and son duo demonstrated the rugged conflict between them with powerful dialogues they were interrupted by Shergill who commenced the trailer launch and invited the entire cast and two directors Suparn Verma and Karan Anshuman on stage.

With actors like Ashish Vidyarthi and Sushant Singh as part of the cast who have often donned dark roles, the question had to be asked. Will the Indian adaptation of Ray Donovan get as dark and intense as the original? To this Verma replied, "the series will be darker than the original." A question was also posed to Vidyarthi on him essaying a negative character, to which the actor cheekily replied, "of lately, I mean in the recent 30 years, I have been playing negative characters but as for this one, I believe its not black or white but a lot of grey space the character falls in." Television actor Gaurav Chopra added that the entire show in fact is written in "shades of grey".

Shergill shared that 2023 has so far been great for Netflix with the release of several series and films. As for Netflix's upcoming projects they are not focussed just on stories from the south but introduce many more genres to their originals.

Kavya Pillai

Entrepreneur Staff

Business News

Want to Start a Business? Skip the MBA, Says Bestselling Author

Entrepreneur Josh Kaufman says that the average person with an idea can go from working a job to earning $10,000 a month running their own business — no MBA required.

Leadership

Your Definition of Leadership Is Outdated — Here's How to Be a Better Leader in the Modern Workplace

In my nearly thirty years as a leader, I've focused on setting a clear vision and empowering my team to achieve our goals. We prioritize establishing shared objectives while allowing for flexibility when needed.

Starting a Business

They Showed Up to Apple With a Product They Built in Their Dorm Room. Now These Entrepreneurs Are on the Way to Changing the Way Fans Watch Sports.

How Rahat Kulshreshtha and Gaurav Mehta launched Quidich Innovation Labs, technology that is literally changing the game of sports viewership.

Business News

How Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang Transformed a Graphics Card Company Into an AI Giant: 'One of the Most Remarkable Business Pivots in History'

Here's how Nvidia pivoted its business to explore an emerging technology a decade in advance.

Thought Leaders

25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you have what it takes to get through hard times? Here are the traits that help home-based business owners thrive.

Leadership

Why Hearing a 'No' is the Best 'Yes' for an Entrepreneur

Throughout the years, I have discovered that rejection is an inevitable part of entrepreneurship, and learning to embrace it is crucial for achieving success.