After terrifying us with his snarly performance as Bhalladheva in Baahubali 2, Rana Daggubati is out to make friends with Earth's largest land-dwelling animal in his next movie.
Haathi Mere Saathi, helmed by Tamil director Prabhu Solomon, has him be pally with an elephant in the movie.
Though the title will remind you the yesteryear classic starring Rajesh Khanna, reports say that it won't be a remake of this film but will pay a tribute to the same.
The makers have released the first look of the movie and it has Rana pose with his elephant pal, with the latter's trunk on his shoulder.
Rana is looking quite different here with his new haircut and beard style, while also looking slimmer (compared to his bulky countenance in Baahubali 2).
His long-sleeved coarse black shirt gels well with the overall ambiance and gives him that rugged mahout look.
His character is called Bandev in the movie.