Mumbai:Ghazi Attack is based on true events from the 1971 war, when Pakistani submarine Ghazi attempted to destroy the Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.Rana Daggubati, who is seen in the film, said the film was a tribute to the Indian Navy.
The actor, who bought a Bajaj V Bike made from the metal of indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant as a memorabilia from the film, said: "The first reason why I did this film is it is a very important story to tell."
"We've always seen films that glorified army or police. It is important that India should have first naval film. This is somewhere a tribute to the Navy."
In the film he plays Naval officer Lt. Commander Arjun Varma, who was said to have remained underwater for 18 days during the war.
"Besides my love for the bike, I am a deep sea diver. In this film, there are a lot of underwater stunts," he added.
"For the last one year of my life, I've been researching how the incident took place and what India went through when actually the war had taken place. INS Vikrant was one of the most celebrated warships in the Indian naval fleet. I know the importance of it that time. It's lovely to be part of the entire thing," he said.
The flim also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni.