Rana Daggubati who will be seen portraying the Naval Officer Lt.Commander Arjun Varma of the Indian Navy in the upcoming ‘The Ghazi Attack’, is said to have carried out his own stunts in the film.
According to DNA India, Daggubati decided that when doing the scene where the Lt. Commander was under water for 18 days, he will do so without the aid of a body double. Daggubati is a qualified diver so didn’t require underwater lessons and completed the war scenes himself. The ‘Baahubali’ (2015) actor 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 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. 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. had to do a few rehearsal rounds before I started the shoot.”
This is completely different to anything Daggubati has done before. As preparation for the film, Daggubati met with the Indian Navy Officers on board the Indian ship.
The film is based on the mysterious PNS Ghazi ship that sank during the Indo-Pak war in 1971, and will be the directorial debut of Sankalp Reddy and also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni.
It is slated to release on the 17th February.