From Mahishmati to Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rana Daggubati, who's experimenting with films from various genres talks about Avengers: Infinity War, in which he has lent his voice for Josh Brolin
Rana Daggubati, who is known for his portrayal of an evil king pitted against his cousin brother in the Baahubali franchise, has now lent his voice to the character of supervillain Thanos for the Telugu version of Hollywood film Avengers: Infinity War.
The actor, who has worked in the southern film industry as well as in Bollywood, found dubbing for Thanos exciting. "I felt the sheer power of Thanos while dubbing and tried my best to bring it through the voice. It was fascinating because the entire story is told from the point of view of Thanos. It is also good to be associated with one of the most successful film franchises in the world."
Rana was ecstatic when he got the offer. "I have grown up reading Marvel Comics and watching Marvel movies with their intricately woven story lines... They have been some of my favourite movies to watch. My early memories would perhaps be reading about Iron Man and watching that film first," he says.
Be it Baahubali or Avengers: Infinity War -- he is the main villain. So, what attracts him towards dark characters? "Every character, be it the antagonist or the protagonist, has his own personality. Each is enjoyable in their own way. I just try to stay true to each of them. Be it Bhallaladeva or Thanos, what draws me towards the character is the way they have been etched out."
About the character of Thanos, the actor says, "Thanos is undoubtedly the most powerful entity and villain the world has ever seen -- he is virtually indestructible. Imagine a villain so menacing that all the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and their allies have to come together in the hope of defeating this one guy. Such characters come to you once in a lifetime! Apart from being fun, it was also fascinating because the entire story is told from the point of view of Thanos."
Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, which features an ensemble of superheroes, will release worldwide on April 27.