The Andhra Government had announced several incentives for those coming up with plans to set up a studio around Vizag. According to a buzz going around, leading star in Tollywood and politician Nandamuri Balakrishna may utilize this opportunity to set up a studio.
When the Andhra and Tamil Nadu states were bifurcated, A Nageswara Rao created the Annapurna Studios and it was instrumental for the Telugu film industry to move over to Andhra Pradesh. Until then, the shootings mostly happened in Madras.
With Andhra and Telangana states divided, the government of Andhra is offering land and other incentives to those willing to set up a studio in the state. This should be a major boost for the Telugu film industry.
It may be mentioned here that the Nandamuri family did own a studio named Ramakrishna Cine Studios, which was spearheaded by NT Rama Rao. But it was later shut down. With N Balakrishna, who is currently busy with the NTR biopic, planning to come back with a studio, fans of the Nandamuri family should be elated. More details about this plan for a studio are expected to be revealed very soon.
On the work front, N Balakrishna is busy playing the lead role in the NTR biopic. The film is being directed by J Krish and produced jointly by Balakrishna, Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati.
The first look poster of the NTR biopic was released a few days earlier and has caught the attention of the film buffs. The poster had N Balakrishna as his father NT Rama Rao, which went viral among their fans. It is slated for release next Sankaranthi and the work is in progress to meet this deadline.
Reports are that Rakul Preet Singh, Keerthy Suresh, Mohan Babu, and Sumanth are playing Sri Devi, Savitri, SV Ranga Rao and A Nageswara Rao respectively. Rana Daggubati will be seen playing the current Andhra chief minister and NTRâ€™s son-in-law N Chandrababu Naidu.
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