Much is being spoken about the biopic on yesteryear iconic actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. It was earlier being reported that Ram Gopal Varma may direct the biopic and RGV had even confirmed that he would helm the biopic by releasing a song dedicated to NTR. However, nothing much came out post that and speculations were high that RGV will not be directing the film. The name that is currently doing rounds in film circles to direct the biopic is Nene Raju Nene Mantri director Teja, who has revived his career post the success of his latest release.
Speaking to Hyderabad Times, director Teja said, “Yes, I have been approached to direct the biopic on NTR garu. I’ve met Balakrishna garu a few times in this regard and a decision will be taken soon.”
Talking about things he would keep in mind if he gets to direct the biopic, Teja says, “Personally, I’m a huge fan of NTR garu and I’m a bit nervous as well. Besides being one of the most loved matinee idols, NTR garu is one of the greatest political leaders India has produced. Depicting his life on screen is no easy job. I want to make sure that I would be able to do absolute justice to the project.”
Riding high on the success of his latest release, director Teja seems to be the top contender to helm the biopic of NTR. The biopic will feature Nandamuri Balakrishna playing his father, NTR, and will be produced by himself.