Murali Sharma who was seen in Mehbooba starring Akash Puri, directed by Puri Jagannadh, has been roped in upcoming movie NTR, the biopic of legendary actor and former Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) in which Nandamuri Balakrishna is playing the lead role. It is being helmed by National award winning director Krish. The regular shoot of the movie has been started and recently on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sr NTR, the makers released the posters, which went viral on the social media. Balakrishna shot for few scenes from NTR’s first of films, Manadesam. According to the latest update, Murali Sharma will be seen playing the role of legendary filmmaker Aluri Chakrapani, who was prominent and multilingual writer, producer and director in early 1900s. He was the founder of children magazine Chandamama along with B. Nagi Reddy. This news is confirmed by Murali Sharma himself as the actor shared a pic of him with director Krish on his twitter and wrote, “#NTR Biopic. Day one..with the very sagacious n my dearest @DirKrish ..Thank you for having me on board as Aluri Chakrapani..so chuffed and thrilled..“
Bollywood actor Vidya Balan will be seen playing NTR’s wife Basavatarakam. Baahubali star Rana Daggubati will be seen essaying the role of NTR’s son in law and current chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta has been roped on to play legendary L.V.Prasad in NTR and this upcoming biopic will be his debut in the South film industry. The sources close to the film unit say that Dr. Rajasekhar has also signed the movie NTR to play a key role but it is not yet clear as to which role he will be seen playing in this upcoming movie, which is being bankrolled by Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri.
Murali Sharma made his Telugu debut with Athidi in 2007 and he is well known face for Telugu audiences. Murali Sharma’s popular Telugu movies are Yevadu, Dwaraka, Duvvada Jagannadham, Ninnu Kori, Bhaagamathie, Awe etc.