Rana Daggubati, who is busy shooting for Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali at the Kurnool rock gardens, was a surprise guest during the launch of Vespa VX scooters in Hyderabad on Thursday.
This was the actor’s first public appearance since his horse riding injury and he made his choice of transport clear. “Riding a bike is easier than riding a horse as we control the bike while the horse controls us.”
“I have been fascinated by bikes right from my college days but my mom would not let me buy one. In fact, I learnt to ride a bike only during the shooting of Dum Maro Dum. Even now, she won’t allow me to buy a bike. So I take my friend’s bike for rides,” says Rana.
About his recent accident, he says: “I’m very fortunate that I escaped with minor injuries. Doctors say that such injuries normally cause six to seven fractures. I’m fine and am recuperating now.” He adds that he got back on the sets of Baahubali only after the doctor’s go-ahead though his left hand is yet to recover fully.
Talking about the film, he says, “The movie is shaping up well. Rajamouli has great clarity about what he does, he is a true visionary. Prabhas is cool and gives space to his co-stars. Anushka is brilliant.”
“I have signed two more films besides Baahubali and Rudhramadevi. One is a Hindi-Telugu bilingual directed by Hanu Raghavapudi and the other is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual directed by Selva Raghavan. Both will be produced under our home banner (Suresh Productions). I’m doing multi-lingual films as I’m keen on expanding my base,” adds the star.
When asked about his cameo in Ranbir Kapoor’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Rana says that he did it because he has “many friends in Bollywood.”