Celebrities from the Indian film and music industries lent support to the telethon as part of the NDTV-Tata Sky campaign #IndiaForKerala for Kerala floods. The names included Rana Daggubati, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das, Javed Akhtar and Hariharan.
Rana Daggubati took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Chandrababu Naidu. The actor stated that he is honoured to play the role of current Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister in NTR biopic.
Rana Daggubati is said to be playing the role of NTR's son-in-law N. Chandrababu Naidu. He is the latest addition to an already star-studded cast, which also boasts of Bollywood star Vidya Balan and Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta.
Rana Daggubati shot to fame for the portrayal of an evil king in Baahubali franchise, and as a naval officer in Ghazi. Recently, he lent his voice to the character of supervillain Thanos for the Telugu version of Hollywood film Avengers: Infinity War.