Ram Gopal Varma to Direct a film on NTR’s Biopic
Maverick director Ram Gopal Varma has got the Tollywood circle excited with an announcement of his next — a biopic on the legendary Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao, popularly known as NTR. While the news was initially ruled out as mere rumour, the filmmaker decided to set the record straight.In an interview to a news channel, the director was quoted as saying, “NTR is a name to reckon with. He was not just a great actor but a leader with
In an interview to a news channel, the director was quoted as saying, “NTR is a name to reckon with. He was not just a great actor but a leader with unprecedented following. I am very proud to direct a film on his life.”
He clarified that he will be helming the project and it would be none other than Balakrishna, son of NTR, who will portray the titular role. RGV said his association with NTR dates back to the year his blockbuster film ‘Adavi Ramudu’ released. “I didn’t have money to take the bus to the movie hall. I walked 10 kilometres each time and watched the film 23 times. I was also one among the lakhs of people who had gathered during his first political meeting, soon after he launched the Telugu Desam Party. From being a faceless guy in that large gathering to getting to direct his life story means something,” he said.The film will throw light on the rivals of NTR, his journey from films to politics and how people betrayed him, said the filmmaker.