Pataas was released in 2015 January and became the first hit of 2015. Director Anil Ravipudi actually wanted to rope in Rana but as he was busy with Baahubali, success knocked the door of Kalyan Ram.
Thani Oruvan script first came to Rana but he rejected it as he couldn’t allot dates with Baahubali under shooting. Jayam Ravi made the film scored a huge blockbuster in Tamil. The film is now being remade by Ram Charan.
However, Rana must be happy as ‘Baahubali’ garnered him nationwide attention which he could not have garnered with even two hits as hero.
Rana is currently acting in a Tamil remake of Malayalam super hit film “Bangalore Days” and Baahubali 2.