Confirmed: Rakul Preet Singh will play Sridevi in NTR’s biopic

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Ever since the biopic of celebrated actor, filmmaker and politician N. T. Rama Rao was announced, speculations regarding who will be starring in the film as Sridevi had started doing the rounds.

Few reports suggested that the makers of this biopic are trying to rope in Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha and Shraddha Kapoor to play Sridevi in the film. Well, the makers have finally found their Sridevi in pretty actress Rakul Preet Singh.

Confirming the news, film’s producer Vishnu Induri told Mid-Day, “We haven’t approached Sonakshi, Kangana or Shraddha. Rakul Preet Singh is our only choice as she’s popular in the South, especially in Telugu films. We have shot almost 30 per cent of the movie; Vidya Balan has already shot for six days. We are working on Rakul’s dates for now.”

While Rakul’s spokesperson told the tabloid, “Rakul would love to do the role as she’s a big Sridevi fan. But she hasn’t discussed the details of the film yet with the team, as she’s busy shooting for four films. She needs to figure out her dates for the biopic.”

NTR and Sridevi had featured in almost 14 films, and Rao had contributed in shaping Sridevi’s acting career. However, Rakul will be appearing in a cameo role in the biopic.

Directed by ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ director Krish, this biopic will see NTR’s sixth son, Nandamuri Balakrishna play his role in the film. The film’s ensemble cast also boasts of talented actors like Jisshu Sengupta and Rana Daggubati playing LV Prasad and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, respectively.

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