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Rana Naidu: Venkatesh & Rana Daggubati to Team Up for Netflix Crime Drama Series

Telugu actors Venkatesh Daggubati and his nephew Rana Daggubati are set to team up for the first time for Rana Naidu, an upcoming Netflix web series, the streaming service announced on Wednesday.


An official remake of the US series Ray Donovan, the show will be a crime drama produced by Locomotive Global Inc. The original show ran for seven seasons from 2013-20. The format rights are licensed by Viacom CBS Global Distribution Group.

According to Netflix, the crime drama will follow the life of Rana Naidu, the “go-to guy for everyone in Bollywood when they have a problem.”

While filmmaker Karan Anshuman will serve as the showrunner and director of the series, Suparn Verma is slated to co-direct. The shooting for Rana Naidu is set to commence soon, the press release added.

Speaking about the series, Rana Daggubati said in a statement, “It’s lots of special firsts for me. Working with my uncle Venkatesh and the first with Netflix in long-form storytelling that’s completely different from what both of us have ever done in our careers. I’m extremely happy to be with a crew and a platform that knows this the best. It will be challenging and new, and is definitely going to be fun. Looking forward to filming soon.”

Venkatesh added, “We are going to have a blast on set and this show is the perfect project for us to work on. I am a huge fan of Ray Donovan myself and the entire team is pulling out all the stops to ensure we do justice to it.”

It is to be noted that Rana Naidu marks the maiden collaboration with Netflix for both the actors.


Meanwhile, on the film front, Rana is awaiting the release of Virata Parvam. Venkatesh, who was last seen in Narappa, is awaiting the release of Drushyam 2. The Telugu remake of Drishyam 2 was recently certified ‘U’ and cleared by the CBFC.