Everyone knows that Nandamuri Balakrishna is essaying the role of Sr. NTR in Teja’s directorial venture. But now according to latest buzz in film Industry, Natural Star Nani who is basking in the glory of recently released movie ‘MCA’ aka Middle Class Abbayi, is going to play Sr.NTR. But he will be seen in Nag Ashwin’s upcoming directorial venture Mahanati, the biopic of legendary actress Savithri, in which Keerthy Suresh is playing titular role and Samantha Akkineni plays key role. The sources say that the makers of Mahanati, approached Nani to play N T Rama Rao, with whom Savithri had shared the screen space in many hit movies including ‘Devatha’, ‘Gundamma Katha’, ‘Appu Chesi Pappukudu’, etc. The film is produced by Swapna Dutt.
Initially the makers approached Young Tiger Jr.NTR to play the role of Sr. NTR but Jai Lava Kusa star rejected the offer. Later they approached Nani. Gentleman star Nani is very close to Nag Aswin and earlier both have worked together for ‘Evade Subramanyam’.