Finally, all the speculations about who is going to play the role of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s first wife in his biopic has come to an end. Actress Vidya Balan has confirmed that she will be playing the role of actor-politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s first wife Basavatarakam in his upcoming biopic. The film will see Nandamuri Balakrishna portraying the role of his father, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao.
Vidya Balan in an interview to a leading daily revealed, “Their storyline and screenplay were in place, but work is in progress yet. I still don’t know what it is about this film that interested me. Let’s say it was an instinctive decision.” The National Award-winning actress will play a pivotal part in the film. The actress also explained that it has been a challenge to prep for her role as not much is known about NTR’s first wife. She said, “People knew of her, but they didn’t know her and that is interesting for me as an actor.”
On this occasion, Vidya Balan met the family members of NT Rama Rao and Lokeswari (eldest daughter of NTR) has presented Vidya, a saree which is part of Telugu tradition. Meanwhile, during her interaction with Nandamuri family members, Vidya has asked details of Basavatarakam from Lokeswari about her body language, favourite hobbies etc. Later, the actress has joined the sets of NTR biopic on Wednesday and the shooting is presently going on in Ramoji Film City (Hyderabad) in specially designed sets.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s biopic is directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and produced by Nandamuri Balakrishna under NBK films, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri are jointly presents the movie. Apart from Nandamuri Balakrishna & Vidya Balan, Naresh VK, Murali Sharma and Prakash Raj have also joined the project.