There have been reports that director Mahi V Raghav is planning a biopic on the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajashekar Reddy and is busy with the groundwork. This had naturally set up the expectation on who would play the legendary leader who died in a plane crash some years ago. While earlier, there were reports that the Mollywood star Mammootty would be roped in for the role, the buzz now is that the filmmakers have approached Nagarjuna. The star is said to have shown interest in the project but will give his go ahead only after getting to read the full script. The director is currently busy preparing the final script so that Nag will give his green signal. Mahi V Raghav has directed two films - Paathshala and Anando Brahma, so far and has produced a couple of films as well.
YSR, one of the able leaders in Andhra Pradesh, was instrumental in bringing the Congress government back to power twice with his welfare schemes. He died in a plane crash on September 2, 2009, at the age of 60.
It may be mentioned that another biopic is taking shape in Tollywood as well. Yes, the biopic on the iconic leader NT Rama Rao, who was a noted film star as well, is being made. Directed by Teja, the film will have NTR’s son and popular actor N Balakrishna playing his dad onscreen. The groundwork for the film is almost complete with plans on to go ahead with the shooting later this month or early next. The team is currently busy scouting for a suitable female lead to play NTR’s wife.
With two biopics on two of the most popular leaders that ruled the united Andhra Pradesh on the cards, their followers can get to know more about their personal and political life.