Why did Rana reduce weight?

Rana Daggubati reduced weight drastically from Nene Raju Nene Mantri in recent times. He did not tell the reason out in public but there were rumours that he had health issues. The actor finally revealed in a National interview that he reduced weight for his character in Haathi Mere Saathi and even in his next Telugu film, Virat Parvam 1992, he will appear in the same look.

He is fit and happy it seems. He opined that people wanted some gossip and they found him and his look, at that point. He again assured that he is a foodie but not an alcoholic or having any disease to worry about. Rana became popular National wide because of his looks as the menacing Bhallaladeva in Baahubali films. He did Ghazi, Nene Raju Nene Mantri next.