The NTR biopic is one of the most-awaited biopics of the year. The film in question is based on the life of the legendary actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao aka NTR. The Krish-directorial will have Bollywood actress Vidya Balan as NTR’s wife Basavatarakam and Rana Daggubati as Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who is also NTR’s son-in-law.
The latest reports suggest that the makers have roped in the beautiful Rakul Preet Singh to play the late legendary actress Sridevi in the film. Earlier, it was reported that either Sonakshi Sinha or Shraddha Kapoor might be playing Sridevi, but, the makers cleared the air and said they haven’t approached any other actress as Rakul was their first choice as she’s popular in the South, especially in Telugu films.
Additionally, a source revealed that, “Even though it is a small part in the biopic, Rakul is keen to play Sridevi. The makers have been in talks with her for long. Although Rakul has agreed to do the film in principle, she first needs to inform the producers of her other movies about this development. She will have to reshuffle her dates to accommodate the biopic before she can make a formal announcement about it.”
NTR and Sridevi have acted in about 14 films together and the former was instrumental in shaping her career. But, according to producer Vishnu Induri, Rakul’s role in the NTR biopic is a cameo with a song and few scenes.
But, we are still excited to see the Aiyaary star step into the shoes of India’s first female superstar. What about you?
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