Tollywood would witness a series of biopics in the next couple of years which includes NTR, YSR and badminton player Pullela Gopichand. It first started with the biopic on iconic actress Savitri titled Mahanati which went on to become one of the biggest hits in Tollywood this season. While the NTR biopic is in the making, the YSR biopic, titled Yatra, is yet to kick start. And courtesy this trend, speculations are rife that there might be a biopic made on the legendary veteran actor Akkineni Nageswar Rao aka ANR. And putting all these speculations to rest, son and actor-producer Akkineni Nagarjuna has clarified that nothing of that sort is in the making.
Interacting with the media ahead of the release of his upcoming film Officer, Nagarjuna said, “He led a very simple, beautiful, inspirational life, especially in his last few years. A biopic needs a more interesting story; it needs some downfall, which wasn’t there in my father’s life. Even on his last day, he said goodbye to his five kids before departing. What will we convey through his biopic — I don’t know. I personally feel that his story would work better as a book.” Nagarjuna, a while ago, had also said that he was elated to see his son, Naga Chaitanya, essay the role of his father ANR in Mahanati, and a felt jealous for not getting that part.
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ANR was last seen in the 2013 release Manam which had all the three generations of Akkineni, ANR, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil. Directed by Vikram K Kumar, Manam dealt with incarnation and had ANR playing a unique role in the plot. The film also starred Samantha Akkineni who was about to enter the Akkineni family back then. Manam stands as one of the memorable films in lives of the Akkineni family.