Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who was last seen in Tumhari Sulu, is all set to make her Telugu debut with NTR biopic. The actress will be playing the role of NTR’s wife Basavatarakam in the upcoming film. The much-awaited biopic on the life of legendary actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao was officially launched on 29 March in Hyderabad by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The who’s who of Telugu filmdom came together for the grand launch of this prestigious project, which will feature NTR’s son Balakrishna in the titular role.
It was also reported that actor Rana Daggubati has been approached to reprise politician N Chandrababu Naidu's role in the biopic. However, his inclusion in this yet-untitled film is still unknown.
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
Earlier, director Teja was brought on board to wield the megaphone. He opted out of the film due to creative differences. According to reports, revolves around NTR’s days as a government employee and how he entered the film industry and then went on to become the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The makers are planning to release the film on the 9th of January 2019. Details about Balan’s role are yet to be unveiled but this shall be her second biopic after The Dirty Picture. After the success of Tumhari Sulu, a lot of people wanted to know what the actor will do next, and she has indeed surprised all of us by selecting a film down south.