Jr NTR has been nominated for a Kannada Filmfare! Yes, you read it right! The multi-talented actor had crooned the number Geleya Geleya in the Kannada movie Chakravyuha which won him a lot of acclaim. Music for this song was composed by SS Thaman and the film starred Puneeth Rajkumar in the lead role. And now we hear that he has been nominated for the Best Playback Singer for this song. Tarakās fans are excited over this news and are hoping that their idol would go on to win the coveted award. Well, we need to wait for a few more days to know the results.
Meanwhile, Tarak is busy with his upcoming film Jai Lava Kusa. Directed by Bobby, the film will have the star in three different roles. What makes it interesting is that he will be seen sporting different get-ups for each of the roles. Jai Lava Kusa is produced by NTRās brother and actor Kalyan Ram under their home banner NTR Arts. Kannada star Duniya Vijay plays the antagonist in the movie with Kajal Agarwal, Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas roped in to play the three leading ladies.
It may be mentioned here that NTR first sang the Telugu song "O Lammi Thikkareginda" in Yamadonga a decade ago and has rendered numbers such as "123 Nenoka Kantri" in Kantri, "Chari" in Adhurs, "Raakasi Raakasi" in Rabhasa, and "Follow Follow" in Nanaku Prematho. While all these were for Telugu movies, the song Geleya Geleya was for the Kannada film Chakravyuha, which incidentally happens to be his first.
He has so far won the Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor for starring in the Tollywood films Yamadonga and Simhadri. Now, it would be interesting if the star goes on to win the Best Playback Singer for rendering a Kannada song!
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