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Rana ‘not’ moping over Bipasha…


Rana DaggubattiRana Daggubatti

Rana Dagubbati, who was once briefly linked with Bipasha Basu, is evidently not in a moping mood, even as the lady prepares to wed on April 30. The two had been linked after they were paired opposite each other in Rohan Sippy’s DUM MARO DUM and the media had been abuzz with reports of their alleged relationship. This new link-up had apparently put paid to Rana’s own previous relationship with his long-time actress girlfriend, Trisha. However, the Bips-Rana affair wasn’t destined to last long either and it ended with Rana trotting out the oft-misused trope “We are just friends”. The hunky star then went on to claim that he was seeing someone from the South but that “it is too early to talk about it.”

Now, as Bips is on the brink of tying the knot, he is in the thick of prepping for BAAHUBALI 2, which promises to be bigger, meaner and deadlier!

After completing some high octane, never-before-seen underwater action sequences for his tri-lingual film GHAZI, the hunky Rana has started training heavily for this sequel. After losing weight for his submarine based war film GHAZI where he essays the role of a naval officer, Rana has been bulking up to reprise his role of Bhallala Deva in BAAHUBALI 2.

Ask him about what he has been doing to almost reshape his body and bulk up, Rana says, “To gain fat, you need to sit around and eat. But I needed to gain muscle, which is a difficult, scientific process. The hardest part is sticking to the routine of a strict diet and vigorous training for months in a disciplined way. He also adds that he finds losing weight easier than bulking up. “I had to just reduce my protein intake for Ghazi so my muscle size and weight dropped,” he signs off.