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Rana Daggubati Finally Comes Clean On His Health Scare

It  is heartening and inspiring to see Rana Daggubati  coming clean  about his  very serious  health issues in 2019  when his kidney had collapsed. Rana had to be rushed to  the USA  for a kidney transplant and apparently his donor was none other than his own mother.

In spite of his larger-than-life  roles, at the  end of the  (Fri)day   Rana Daggubati is  only human . And  so, as it happen to the  best  of  us, ill health  had  struck Rana. Instead  of admitting to it and thereby  motivating fans with health issues to fight rather than hide, Rana threatened  to sue any journalist who wrote  about what   was common  knowledge  in  the Telugu  film industry.

Though Rana and   no one  from his family were willing to address the gravity  of  the situation, cautious voices  in  the Andhra film  industry  said Rana’s  condition  was  often caused  by body-building steroids. While I cannot be sure  of  what  brought on Rana’s ill health I could  at that  point  of  time, with  certainty say  he did  have health issues, and  he flew  to the US   to attend  to his  medical  condition.

However  Rana chose to completely  deny all health-related rumours, going as far as to scoff at journalists  who  reported  on his frail-looking personality  these days. Rana  also told his fans on Twitter not to believe what they read.We  presume Rana believed what he wants  to believe. By living in La  La land he hoped to convince himself and  his fans  that  all was well .

But a source  very close to Rana’s family confirmed  to me  there  was  definitely a health  problem. Rana was not well. But the family had been sworn to secrecy against outing the truth. No one talked about his  illness, it’s as if  it didn’t  exist. No member  of  the Telugu film industry could   ask about Rana’s  health because  officially he was not unwell at  all.

And now just a  year later, Rana is  heard  speaking on his  health issues to actress Samantha Akkeneni on her  chat show  with the hostess  and the studio audience giving Simi Garewal’s Rendevous a run for its  hysterics.

What we want to ask Rana is,  why live in  this state of  ridiculous denial  about  a  health situation ?It happens to anyone, king or commoner.  Spotboy or Superstar.  Does he feel his fans would not like their hero being less than invincible? If this is  the way Rana feels then  he is   highly  misguided.Celebrities  all over  the world come clean about their medical  condition. Being vulnerable is  not a sign of weakness.  It  is  a measure of  your confidence in your self and in your fans.The most recent  example being Sanjay Dutt.

Way  back in 2011, Rana had come to my home  for lunch with Abhishek Bachchan. He was  polite, honest and  free of  bullshit. Then something happened. He became  a star. That’s when the secrecy and  the lies started.

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