Nandamuri Balakrishna’s NTR – The Biopic of Legendary NT Ramarao went on floors recently in Hyderabad. The shooting is going on in a Special Set erected at Annapurna Studios. Bollywood Beauty Vidya Balan will be making his Telugu debut with this film and she will be seen as NTR’s wife, Basavatarakam. The actress will be joining the shoot from 18th of this month.
The actress in an interview revealed the reason for playing this role. “It’s a biopic on NTR and while Basavatarakam is not NTR, she is extremely integral to his story and that’s why I’m doing this film. I’m looking forward to the experience,” the actress said. NTR is being readied for Sankranthi 2019 release. Balayya bagged a hit this Sankranthi with his Jai Simha and with Gautamiputra Satakarni the last Sankranthi. The makers are planning to release the film on January 9th, 2019 as Sankranthi Special. It is the same day in 1983 when NTR took oath as the Chief Minister for the first time. But then, they will have to race against the time for that to happen. It will lock horns with Ram Charan – Boyapati film and Venkatesh – Varun Tej’s F2 at the box office during the festive time if the movie gets to release.