Even as the sequel to the magnum opus Baahubali (Baahubali: The Conclusion) continues to rake in rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, one of its stars, Rana Daggubati, has won the hearts of millions for an inspiring reason.
That’s because the actor never gave up on his dreams despite dealing with a visual impairment as he is blind in one eye.
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An old video of the actor, admitting that he cannot see with one of his eyes, started making the rounds on the internet recently that ended up shocking fans. At the time, the actor, who had appeared in a local TV show had been trying to console a kid whose mother had lost her vision due to the tumor. He had wanted to motivate those with disabilities to not give up.
And due to the extraordinary success of the film, the clip resurfaced and was hailed by fans across social media who commended the actor for dealing with the disability with grace and for inspiring many.
Rana Daggubati ,who played Bhallala Deva in Baahubali is blind in one eye, never realised so..such an inspiration !!https://t.co/D1JdheaEHq
— Mysterious Me (@roykajal) May 2, 2017
The awesome actor who portrayed Bhallaladeva, Rana Dagubatti can see only through one eye. Admire his dedication!🙏🏼https://t.co/glnr835GUz
— Sathyaghan Iyer (@Sathyaghan) May 2, 2017
Speaking to the Press Trust of India, Daggubati said that rather that dwelling, he has only focused on moving ahead in life. He notes, “I had a transplant years ago. Very few people knew about it. By logic, it’s a handicap. If I shut one eye, I can’t see from the other. But it is one of those things which I don’t think too much about. One needs to have the strength to move forward.”