Vidya Balan joins Nandamuri Balakrishna, will play former Andhra CM’s wife Basavatarakam in Krish’s NTR biopic

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Bollywood’s versatile actress Vidya Balan has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer NTR biopic. The 39-year old star will enact NTR’s wife role, while Balakrishna (NTR’s son) will play the titular character in the Krish’s directorial venture.  Known for high-octane sequences and powerful dialogue delivery,  Nandamuri Balakrishna is coming out of his comfort zone for this character. Talking about NTR biopic, the film will be based on Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, who was fondly called as NTR. The multi-talented personality was an Indian actor, producer, director, editor and politician who served seven years as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

The actor has even received three National Film Awards for co-producing ‘Thodu Dongalu’ (1954) and ‘Seetharama Kalyanam’ (1960) and directing ‘Varakatnam’ (1970). Talking about director Krish Jagarlamudi, the filmmaker has known for delivering films like Gauthamiputra Satakarni, Gamyam, and Vedam. His venture Kanche had won the national award for the best feature film in Telugu. Apart from this biopic, Krish is also directing Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika, which is based on the life of Queen of Jhansi Rani Laxmi Bai.

Lead actress Vidya Balan was last seen in Suresh Triveni’s Tumhari Sulu. The slice-of-life film was a commercial success and the female lead also bagged awards and accolades for her amazing portrayal of RJ Sulu. Coming back to NTR biopic, it is produced by Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati, and Vishnu Vardhan Induri. Interestingly, they are also co-producing the Hindi version which is titled 1983 biopic. So are you guys excited to watch Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidya Balan together on the silver screen? Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

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