Mumbai, October 4 th 2016: Rana Daggubati had promised that his character of

Bhallala Deva in SS Rajamouli’s epic historical drama, Baahubali, will definitely be

cooler and more power hungry in the grandiose sequel. And going by the latest picture

of the actor, he has lived up to the promise.

Rana admits that over the last five months he has been training for two and-a- half

hours every day. “I’ve been shuttling between cardio and weight training,“ says the 31-

year-old actor who has finished shooting his action sequences for Baahubali: The

Conclusion and has just five days’ work left.

“The older Bhallala is stronger and more beefy so I weighed around 108 110 kg for

those portions of both the films while his younger version is strong too but leaner so I

lost a few kilos for that. My weight has dropped to 92-93 kgs. “

His diet, monitored by trainer Kunal Gir, has been high on carbs and proteins and oil

free. “I eat every two-and- a-half hours and there’s a nutritionist present around the

clock. He conducts regular check-ups to ensure that we are on the right track,“ informs

the Dum Maaro Dum actor who began training in Mixed Martial Arts before shooting for

the first part commenced and continued with it while shooting for the sequel. “The story

will continue from where we left off.”