The highly anticipated NTR biopic is a talk of the town ever since it was announced. The biopic will feature Balakrishna himself in the titular role and will portray the life of NTR. Everything about the film is grabbing attention. NTR biopic will have an amazing star cast. The film will also see Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and the Baahubali star Rana Daggubati. Rana has already started prepping up for his role in the film. The actor will be seen playing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the biopic on Telugu actor-turned-politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR). Now, there’s another addition to the star cast. According to reports, Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in to play the role of late legendary actress Sridevi in NTR biopic.
Earlier, a few names including Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha and Shraddha Kapoor would be playing Sridevi but now the makers have locked Rakul Preet Singh. Producer Vishnu Induri told a website, “We haven’t approached Sonakshi, Kangana [Ranaut] or Shraddha. Rakul Preet is our only choice as she’s popular in the South, especially in Telugu films. We have shot almost 30 per cent of the movie. Vidya [Balan, who plays NTR’s wife] has already shot for six days. We are working on Rakul’s dates for now.”
It would be interesting to see Rakul stepping in the shoes of Sridevi. NTR and Sridevi had acted together in 14 films. Rakul’s role in the NTR biopic is a cameo with a song and a few scenes.
Meanwhile, Rana Daggubati recently met N Chandrababu Naidu as he begins prepping up for his role. Baahubali actor took to social media and wrote, “What an honour it is to play the role of the Honourable ChiefMinister of Andhra Pradesh Mr.N.ChandraBabuNaidu @ncbn in the #NTR biopic. Thank you sir for giving us your valuable time.”
The biopic will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi since NTR was a popular figure across India in films and political circles. Being jointly produced by Balakrishna, Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati, the film will have music by MM Keeravani. The makers of the NTR biopic are eyeing to release the film on Sankranthi next year.