Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has not finalised a director for the yet-untitled Telugu biopic on his father and legendary actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, fondly known as NTR.
“It’s a very prestigious project for my family and even for the Telugu audiences. We don’t want to rush things just for the sake of it. We are yet to zero in on the director and the process will take time. We should go on floors next year,” said Balakrishna.
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma had earlier announced that he would direct a biopic on NTR. In July, in an audio note, Varma said, “NTR is a name to reckon with every Telugu-speaking individual.
He was not just a great actor but a leader with unprecedented following. I’m very proud to direct a film on his life.” Varma had also confirmed actor Balakrishna will star in his film. Balakrishna, however, had no clue about the project. “Maybe he also wants to direct a film on my father. He is free to do so but it’s not the biopic I’m planning and I’m not associated with that project,” Balakrishna said.