NTR biopic producer confirms that Rakul Preet Singh is playing Sridevi in the film

The NTR biopic is certainly the next big project that has the entire industry talking. The casting of the Krish-directed of the movie is phenomenal, to begin with. Nandamuri Balakrishna will be playing the role of NTR, while Vidya Balan will play Basavatarakam, wife of legendary actor-politician. Rana Daggubati has been roped in to play Chief Minister Chanda Babu Naidu, who is also the son-in-law of NTR. And the latest update about the casting makes the movie even more exciting. Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in to play the role of Sridevi, late actress who has worked in about 14 movies with NTR, a Mid Day report suggests.

Sridevi and NTR’s popular movies include Rowdi Ramudu Konte Krishnudu (1980) and Vayyari Bhamalu Vagalamaari Bharthalu (1982). Certainly, the two have been a great part of each other’s career so it was very important to find the right actress to play Sridevi. Mid Day quotes a source, “Even though it is a small part in the biopic, Rakul is keen to play Sridevi. The makers have been in talks with her for long. Although Rakul has agreed to do the film in principle, she first needs to inform the producers of her other movies about this development. She will have to reshuffle her dates to accommodate the biopic before she can make a formal announcement about it.” (ALSO READ: NTR biopic producer confirms that Rakul Preet Singh is playing Sridevi )

Producer Vishnu Induri was also quoted by the news daily saying that Rakul has been their first choice. “We haven’t approached Sonakshi, Kangana or Shraddha. Rakul Preet Singh is our only choice as she’s popular in the South, especially in Telugu films. We have shot almost 30 per cent of the movie; Vidya has already shot for six days. We are working on Rakul’s dates for now,” says Induri.

Though, to be noted, Rakul’s role will only be limited to a cameo, as per reports.

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