Never thought I would be playing my father on big screen, reveals Nandamuri Balakrishna as NTR biopic releases – Times Now

The first installment of the NTR biopic releases today

The first installment of the NTR biopic releases today&nbsp

After a really long wait, the first installment of the NTR biopic finally hits silver screens today. The film tells the tale of the late screen legend and political leader, NT Rama Rao. The first of it’s kind, Nandamuri Balakrishna essays the role of his father, NTR in the film. Finally opening up about it, he reveals to Indian Express that, his father was his god and mentor. 

“I grew up admiring him. And for long, I had the desire to play characters which he did. But, with time, the taste of people also change. I was concerned whether people would watch such movies if they were to be made today. But, NTR: Kathanayakudu and NTR: Mahanayakudu fulfilled my desire to play all the characters played by my father,” he reveals. 

Watch the trailer here: 

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Speaking about stepping into his father’s shoes, Balakrishna adds, “I think it is for the first time in the history of cinema, a son is playing his father in a film. I never thought I would be playing my father on the big screen. When this idea was pitched to me, I realized it was my duty as a son to make this film.”​ (Also Read: Ahead of the biopic’s release, Vidya Balan and Nandamuri Balakrishna visit NTR’s village)

Speaking about Vidya Balan and her role in the film, Balakrishna adds, “My mother was my father’s biggest support. She always stood by him in all of his choices. And Vidya Balan has beautifully played my mother’s role in the movie.”

Stay tuned for the review of NTR biopic. 

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