What’s up with Rana & Kammula?
It’s all happening in the city and it’s being done chori chori chupke chupke. Can you believe, Rana has been shooting for months for a Sekhar Kammula film and there’s not a squeak on it. Pray why is this venture a top secret? Is it because of Rana’s star connections?
Well, going by Sekhar’s track record, it comes across that he works better with debutants than stars. Maybe we could call him a star-crossed director! Does the director shy away from established stars or is it that stars can’t work with him? Earlier Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh had expressed their desire to work with him but nothing came of it and also Sekhar’s attempt to do a film with Nag ran into a dead end.
Coming back to the ‘secret’ film, we hear the film is a political drama with a dash of action. Rana, who is a trained actor, is looking for a ‘good’ role says his father, producer Suresh Babu, who does not want his son to fall into the ‘image pit’. When asked about the film he didn’t want to comment. “I am not going to the shooting spot, Sekhar’s taking care of everything,” he said.
The other tidbit we gathered about the film is that there are two female leads – one is a Mumbai girl and the other, a Telugu. Whether they too are debutants we don’t know, but debutant Rana does have a star connection! Well, all of Sekhar’s films – Dollar Dreams, Anand, Godavari and Happy Days were made with newcomers and went on to become hits, maybe the ‘debutant’ factor will prove lucky for Rana too.