Legendary actor NT Rama Rao has acted in several films donning different roles in his long and illustrious career. However, if he had one regret right throughout his career, it was not getting the opportunity to play the role of freedom fighter Alluri Seetharamaraju.
Born on July 4, 1897, Seetharamaraju laid down his life on May 7, 1924 after he was captured and executed by the British. NTR was set on playing Alluri Seethramaraju on screen but the offer went to actor Krishna. After the filmâ€™s release with Krishna in the lead, NTR gave up his desire to play the role again.
After all these years, it now looks like NTRâ€™s grandson and actor Jr NTR will be fulfilling his grandpaâ€™s desire. According to the buzz doing rounds, his character in the upcoming SS Rajamouli directorial RRR is based on Alluri Seethramaraju. Yes, he will be playing a rebellion leader. However, Rajamouli and his team are tight-lipped about the story.
A multi starrer, RRR also has Ram Charan Teja in the lead role. With two of the top young heroes sharing the screen space for the first time, fans are waiting eagerly to know more about this film. The shooting of RRR is expected to begin in October this year.
While the big question is who would be paired opposite Jr NTR and Ram Charan Teja in RRR, sources close to the film unit say that several top heroines including Samantha Akkineni, Ali Bhatt and Keerthy Suresh are in fray but none have been confirmed yet.
There have been reports that Samantha Akkineni declined the offer to star in SS Rajamouliâ€™s RRR. When enquired about this, sources close to the actor denied it outright. Sources say that Samantha would grab the offer if offered to her but no one has approached her till date.
RRR, to be made on a budget of Rs 200 crores, will be bankrolled by DVV Danayya under his banner DVV Entertainments. It is set for release on Sankaranthi in 2020.
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