Recently Rana shared an industry joke that when it comes for period films, Anushka and Rana are the first ones to get a call. But it is not a joke to play two totally different roles in his upcoming magnum opuses. In Gunasekhar’s ‘Rudramadevi’ he is playing the prince of Nidudhavolu to whom Rani Rudramadevi had been married to. He will be seen romancing Anushka Shetty who is playing the title role. But in Rajamouli’s ‘Bahubali’, Rana will be seen as Ballaladeva who has negative shades. In fact, he would be fighting for princess Devasena, again Anushka Shetty.
There is lot of unseen competition between the two big films and the whole Telugu Film Industry is eagerly awaiting to witness, which one of the period film would really enchant the audience. It is quite obvious that Rana and Anushka want both of their films to become block buster hits. With two epic projects in the making and doing two diverse roles is quite challenging in itself. One has to wait and see which role do the audience like more; his negative shades character Ballaladeva or comparitively his more soft character Chalukya Veerabhadra? Ironically Rana is pitted against Rana himself. Whatever! He looks stunningly handsome and princely in both roles. Macho man of Tollywood!