ANR, was introduced to the Telugu film industry by producer Ghantasala Balaramaiah and became one of the pillars of Tollywood in his 75-year-long career. Nandamuri Balakrishna is currently working on NTR, the biopic of his father, actor and politician, N.T.Rama Rao which will be directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. The regular shoot of this upcoming much prestigious biopic will be commenced on 5th July 2018 in Hyderabad. Earlier it was heard that the makers are planning to bring Akkineni Naga Chaitanya to reprise the role of Akkineni Nageswar Rao (ANR) but now they finally brought Sumanth on the board to play the role of ANR. Recently Naga Chiatanya played the role of his grandfather ANR in Mahanati, the biopic of Savitri but this time the makers of NTR biopic felt that Sumanth’s body language, expressions are more close to ANR. So they brought Sumanth, grandson of late Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and nephew of Nagarjuna Akkineni, on the board. However, there was no official confirmation regarding this.
The sources say that Sumanth always prefer performance oriented role and when he got the opportunity to play the role of his grandfather, he agreed to become the part of NTR biopic. The time will tell, whether Sumanth is the right choice to play the role of ANR in NTR biopic.
Sumanth started his acting career, playing the lead in Ram Gopal Varma’s film Prema Katha, which released in 1999. He was last seen in Malli Raava directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri in which Aakanksha Singh, played the female lead role. Naruda Donoruda actor Sumanth recently wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming project Idam Jagath and waiting for the release of Subrahmanyapuram.
Rana Daggubati will essay the role of NTR’s son in law and current chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, While Rana Daggubati and the makers are yet to confirm about this news. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has also be signed on to essay the role of Basavatharakam, NTR’s wife. The upcoming NTR biopic will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi because NTR was a popular figure across India in films and political circles.