The shooting of NTR biopic, touted to be one of the biggest films in Tollywood, began some days ago and the team had completed the first schedule successfully in Hyderabad. The second schedule will begin on August 13 and the prep work for it is on now.
With the shooting progressing at a good pace, there is a big rush among the top companies to bag its rights. Sources in the know say that both Reliance Entertainment and Sony Pictures are vying for all the rights in all the languages the biopic is being made and have offered a whopping Rs 85 crore for it. However, the deal is yet to go through as the makers of the biopic are expecting more and the negotiations are on.
The biopic, which is about the life of the legendary actor NTR who eventually went on to become the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has NTRâ€™s son and actor N Balakrishna playing his dad on screen.
Bollywood diva Vidya Balan has been roped in to play NTRâ€™s wife Basavatarakam in it. The star cast also comprises Prakash Raj, Murali Sharma, Rakul Preet Singh and Kaikala Satyanarayana in pivotal roles.
The biopic is bankrolled by N Balakrishna along with Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri. Director Teja was initially roped in to direct it but he opted out for various reasons and now the project is helmed by J Krish.
According to latest reports about the film, we hear that Andhra Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu, who is also NTRâ€™s son-in-law and Balayyaâ€™s brother-in-law, is keen that it hits the silver screens for Sankaranthi next year. With the state going into elections next year, the election code of conduct is expected to be in place in late January and the team is working hard to meet this deadline.
NT Rama Rao founded the Telugu Desam Party and served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh thrice. He died on 18 January 1996 following a cardiac arrest at the age of 72.
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