Bollywood actor Vidya Balan was long rumored to be in talks to star in the NTR biopic. However, it has been confirmed officially that she will be playing NTRâ€™s wife Basavatharakam.
According to reports, the makers of the film were scouting for a suitable heroine to play this important role in the biopic and were using face detection technology to zero in on the actor. Eventually, Vidya Balan was found to be suitable and was brought onboard. She has inked the deal and will be joining the sets from the second week of July.
Vidya Balan had for long evinced interest to star in regional language films but it did not work out for her for different reasons until now. Finally, she agreed to star in the biopic considering its importance and the performance oriented role that she was offered.
There are also reports that the Baahubali star Rana Daggubati may be joining the star cast to play the Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandra Babu Naidu, who is also NTRâ€™s son-in-law.
Earlier, director Teja was roped in to direct the film but he walked out even before the shooting began and the offer went to Krish.The director is busy with the groundwork right now and will take the film to the floors next month.
N Balakrishna, a well known actor and son of NTR, had said that this biopic is his dream project and will be a perfect tribute to the actor-politician. According to reports doing rounds, there are strict instructions from Balayya to the writers to ensure that the biopic does not hurt anyone, and also to show some of the unknown aspects in NTR's life which his fans are not aware of.
The biopic is being bankrolled jointly by N Balakrishna, Sai Korraputi and Vishnu Induri.
(Content provided by Digital Native)