Nene Raju Nene Mantri: Hindi dubbing rights for Rana Daggubati's next sold for Rs 11 cr
The Hindi dubbing rights for Teja's Telugu political thriller Nene Raju Nene Mantri starring Rana Daggubati, have been sold for a whopping Rs 11 crore, next only to Mahesh Babu's SPYder — the rights for which were sold for Rs 28 crore, followed by Duvvada Jagannadham (Rs 7 crore).
It can be seen that Daggubati's pan-India appeal has been steadily mounting over the years. Even Daggubati's release The Ghazi Attack from earlier this year garnered more revenue across India than it did just down south.
It will be interesting to see if Daggubati can shatter the villainous image that he so brilliantly portrayed in SS Rajamouli's war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, and whether he will find a way to disengage his latest character from the wicked character of King Bhallaladeva from the same franchise.
Nene Raju Nene Mantri also stars popular actress Kajal Aggarwal in the role of the female lead. Catherine Tresa and Navdeep will also be seen in pivotal roles in the movie. Catherine Tresa who plays a media baron while talking about the movie said, "She's a powerful woman. I liked the character, its disposition and demeanour."
The director Teja whike talking out his politically charged film said, “We are living in a society that has a jaane do attitude. We don’t react to or care about what’s happening around us. Nene Raju Nene Mantri is all about breaking this attitude. "In a Twitter chat session with his fans, Rana Daggubati said the Telegu film was all about, "love, lust and power". Summing up his character in a few words, he said, “Good turns bad and then very, very bad".
The film is produced by Suresh Daggubati, CH Bharath Chowdhary and V Kiran Reddy under Suresh Productions and Blue Planet Entertainments. Music for the film is composed by Anup Rubens.
Nene Raju Nene Mantri is slated to release sometime this year.