A project in the combination of Ram Gopal Varma and Balakrishna Nandamuri was least expected until an official announcement was made the other day. Telugu film lovers and Nandamuri fans may be wondering how come Balayya finalized Varma for the highly prestigious ‘NTR’s Biopic’ despite having a clear idea of the maverick director’s recent track record. Well, the decision wasn’t made in a day.
Our reliable sources have informed that Varma has been in talks with Balayya for three months to helm NTR’s biopic. The duo have been frequently meeting since the past three months and discussing this sensational project, which can create innumerable controversies if not dealt with carefully.
In fact, Balayya has been in possession of the bound script of NTR’s biopic for a long time. Actor-cum-politician Murali Mohan’s son-in-law Vishnu Induri has been longing to enter film industry with the biopic of NTR. For that, he has prepared a script by assembling the exciting and intricate parts of NTR’s life after a thorough research. He took the help of director Deva Katta in penning this script. He even made efforts to make this film in the direction of Deva Katta, but the proposal was dropped feeling that the director was not a big brand enough to direct NTR’s biopic.
At one point, Balayya seriously contemplated on directing this project. However, he finally decided not to take any risk and rope in an experienced director instead. After several senior as well as established directors refrained from touching NTR’s life story, fearing backlash from certain sections, the fearless Varma was finally approached.
It is heard that Puri Jagannath, a devoted disciple of Varma, played a crucial role in the process of NTR’s biopic landing in his Guru’s lap. It is known that Puri is currently directing Balayya in ‘Paisa Vasool’. The senior actor used to have meetings with Varma on the sets of Puri’s film only.
With a controversial director like Varma on board to film the ‘Complex’ life story of NTR, we need to see how much sensation the biopic creates.