The highly anticipated NTR biopic is a talk of the town as the makers recently revealed the new title and release date of the film. The biopic has been titled NTR Kathanayakudu and is all set to release on January 9, 2019. The makers of the film shared the new title and released date on Twitter with a caption: “The story of a man who defined the word protagonist n the Telugu Cinema’s magnificent.” Everything about the film is grabbing attention. NTR biopic will have an amazing star cast. The makers have finally locked Rakul Preet Singh to play Sridevi in the film.
Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in to play the role of late legendary actress Sridevi in NTR biopic. 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. In a recent interview with Times Of India, Rakul shared her excitement of playing Sridevi on the big screen. She said, “This is going to be the most challenging character I’ve played so far because Srideviji is a legend. She was and is still loved by millions. I have been a big fan and recreating the diva on screen for the first time is a big responsibility. I hope I can do justice to it. The makers have full faith in me and I hope I can live up to it.”
She further added, “Unfortunately, I never met Srideviji, but I am going to be watching a few of her films as suggested by the makers to get the body language right. I will be working on my role and there will be a series of look tests to get the part right. I will also try to meet people associated with her to know more about her. On the whole, I am really excited about the project and I know all eyes will be on me because for the first time someone is going to play Srideviji in a film.”
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and the Baahubali star Rana Daggubati will be seen playing very important roles in the film. Rana will be seen playing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the biopic on Telugu actor-turned-politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR). The shooting of the film is currently being shot in Andhra Pradesh
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.