Rana Daggubati avoids using body double for doing underwater action in ‘The Ghazi Attack’



Rana Daggubati has done the action sequences himself without using any body double for his upcoming film the Ghazi Attack. While Rana is essaying the role of a Naval officer Lt.Commander Arjun Varma of Indian Navy who remained underwater for 18 days, he will be seen performing some underwater action which is very different from what the actor has done in the past.

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The period drama revolves around the mysterious disappearance of Pakistan’s premiere sub, PNS Ghazi, near the eastern coast of India, en route to the Bay of Bengal, during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Rana, who is a certified diver didn’t require any underwater lessons for the film, wherein the actor shot war sequences himself without any help or anybody doubles.

The actor will be seen in a rugged look in the movie, which is based on the true events of a mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi during the Indo-Pak 1971 war.

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Rana met naval officers especially those on board on the Indian ship as a part of his preparation for the role.

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The actor has delivered many action packed performances in the past in his films like “Bahubali”, surely he has something extraordinary in store for his fans with his upcoming film “The Ghazi Attack”.

Talking about his experience, 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, a lot of the 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.

He further adds, “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. I had to do a few rehearsal rounds before I started the shoot.”

Karan Johar & AA Films Present, India’s first War-At-Sea film, “The Ghazi Attack’, slated to release on February 17, 2017