Having had a successful 2017 with three of his films, The Ghazi Attack, Baahubali: the Conclusion and Nene Raju Nene Mantri turning out to be big hits, the star ventured into the New Year with the release of the first look of his upcoming movie Haathi Mere Saathi.
He had earlier said that this film would be about the conservation of elephants and the first look makes it clear. With an elephant standing right behind him, Rana Daggubati appears with a cropped hair cut and looks rugged. It looks like he plays a mahout in the film.
On the release of the first look of Haathi Meri Saathi, he wrote on Twitter, “Entering the new year with a great new story to tell. Introducing #Bandev from #HaathiMereSaathi #HaathiMereSaathiFL.”
“And now It’s officially another year!! Happy New Year!! Let’s make each day count!! Best wishes. And for the one’s who missed here’s #Bandev form #HaathiMereSaathi,” he later tweeted.
Prabhu Solomon, who had directed critically acclaimed films such as Mynaa, Kumki and Kayal, is wielding the megaphone for this venture. The film will be shot extensively in Thailand and various locations in India.
To be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, Haathi Meri Saathi is touted to hit the screens for Diwali this year. Incidentally, this will be the first time he is directing a multi-lingual.
It may be mentioned here that director Prabhu Solomon had directed Kumkiearlier and this film also dealt with elephants. On making films on the massive creatures, he has said that elephants are both magnificent and intelligent and humans can take cue from them.