The biopic of legendary Telugu actor and politician NT Rama Rao had generated quite the buzz ever since it was announced. Now, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will be playing the role of the late legendary actor’s wife Basavatarakam in the upcoming biopic. Nandamuri Balakrishna, NTR’s son will be playing the titular role.
Fans have been curiously waiting to know about the female lead who would play NTR’s wife, ever since news of the NTR biopic surfaced. Several names were doing rounds and Vidya Balan was top contender among them.
Now, we hear that Vidya Balan has officially signed the dotted line for NTR’s biopic. Indian film critic and journalist, Taran Adarsh tweeted the news:
IT’S OFFICIAL… Vidya Balan in #NTR biopic… She enacts the part of NTR’s wife Basavatarakam… NTR’s son Balakrishna enacts the role of NTR… Directed by Krish… Produced by Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Vardhan Induri [co-producing #1983Biopic in Hindi]. #NTRBiopic
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 4, 2018
Initially, Ram Gopal Varma was roped in to direct the biographical movie, but he was dropped from the project after Balakrishna disliked his script. Later, director Teja was brought on board and after six months, though he too was shortly dumped from the project due to unknown reason.
Now, Krish aka Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi is directing this much-discussed movie, which is made in Telugu and Hindi.