Rana Daggubati, who was last seen in SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning, has grabbed the next biggest opportunity of his life. Rana has lent his voice for the Telugu version of Inferno as the voice of Tom Hanks.
Rana Daggubati saw a special cut of the film and immediately decided to come on board. After pack up every night, he dubbed for Tom Hanks’ part over 3 days at Ramoji Rao studios where he is shooting for Baahubali: The Conclusion. Speaking about his association with Inferno, Rana says, “I’ve enjoyed all of the Dan Brown’s books and have enjoyed the portrayal of Robert Langdon, particularly, on screen. Tom Hanks is a legendary actor and to be a part of his legacy in this way made for an exciting partnership of sorts. More so, this film Inferno is quite significant for us in India because it truly celebrates the power of the Indian market for global players, given that they are releasing it two weeks ahead of the US. For me personally, I will be able to look back and feel proud of having memorable characters like Bhallaldev and Robert Langdon to my credit in the same year.”
Rana Daggubati further adds, “As an actor, I learned a lot while dubbing for an actor of the calibre of Tom Hanks. I did a small exercise for myself where I got myself recorded while dubbing this helped me a lot in my performance. It was almost like getting trained from someone like Tom Hanks. It is great that a lot of actors today are chosen to do voice-overs and dubbing for Hollywood movies like PC, Irrfan and Om Puri did for The Jungle Book and now I am for Inferno. A great story made should reach more people and by the way of dubbing a Hollywood film you tend to increase cinematic viewership for the audience and create the local connect. I would want to dub for many more films in future.”
Ron Howard’s Inferno stars Irrfan Khan and Felicity Jones and is slated to release in India on October 14, two weeks ahead of its US release. Apart from English, the film is getting a big release in India dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.