The NTR biopic has been making headlines ever since the film was announced. Nandamuri Balakrishna has been in news for mirroring his father, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and veteran actor N.T.Rama Rao. Rana Daggubati's look as Chandrababu Naidu was recently unveiled by the makers and it took the internet by storm.
Sumanth stepped into his grandfather Akkineni Nageswara Rao's shoes for the NTR Biopic. Sumanth took to Twitter and revealed a poster of himself portraying the role of his grandfather, legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao on the latter's birth anniversary. Remembering Akkineni Nageswara Rao on his 94th birth anniversary, Sumanth captioned his post saying, "In remembrance of #ANR on his 94th birth anniversary today. పుట్టినరోజు శుభాకాంక్షలు తాత🙏🏼
Here's my look (one of many) in
#NTR #NTRBioPic #ANRLivesOn"
Check out his tweet here:
Akkineni Nageswara Rao is a veteran actor who is known for his contribution to the Telugu film industry. In his career of around seventy-five years, Akkineni Nageswara Rao was known as the matinee idol. The actor is one of the most prominent figures of Telugu cinema. He founded Annapurna Studios in 1975 to support the budding Telugu cinema. He has worked in films like 'Laila Majnu' (1949), 'Devadasu' (1953),'Anarkali' (1955), 'Mooga Manasulu' (1964) and 'Mayabazar' to name a few. Akkineni Nageswara Rao was awarded the Padma Shri in 1968, the Padma Bhushan in 1988, and Padma Vibhushan in 2011. The actor passed away on January 22, 2014, as he lost his battle with colon cancer.
The NTR biopic has an ensemble cast of Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma, Prakash Raj, Rakul Preet Singh and Keerthy Suresh to name a few.
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This is not the first time that Akkineni Nageswara Rao's grandson is portraying him in a film. Earlier in 2018, Naga Chaitanya portrayed his grandfather in 'Mahanati' which was a biopic of veteran actress Savitri. The 'Thadaka' actor stepped into his grandfather's shoes for the biopic that starred Keerthy Suresh as veteran actress Savitri and Dulquer Salmaan as the veteran actor and her husband Gemini Ganesan.
The NTR biopic has already gone on floors and is reportedly being shot at the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh's old
residence in Hyderabad. The film is helmed by director Krish, who was also directing Kangana Ranaut starrer 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'.
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