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Official: RGV to direct NTR biopic

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Tuesday said he is proud to be given the opportunity to direct a biopic on legendary Telugu actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR).

In an emotional voice note shared, Varma was thrilled to announce he will be helming the project.

“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 said.NTR’s son actor Nandamuri Balakrishna will play his father in the yet-untitled biopic.

Elaborating on why he is proud to direct the project, he said: “My personal relationship with him goes back to the year when his blockbuster film ‘Adavi Ramudu’ had released. I didn’t have money to take the bus to the movie hall. I walked ten kilometres each time and watched the film 23 times.”

“I was also one among the lakhs of people who had gathered during his first political meeting, soon after he launched the Telugu Desam Party. From being a faceless guy in that large gathering, to getting to direct his life story means something,” he said.

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