The biopic of NTR is undoubtedly one of the most-awaited films in Tollywood at the moment. Balakrishna is busy reprising his father’s role in the film under the direction of Krish. The star cast in the film is making the audience more interested in the film. ‘Nannaku Prematho’ beauty Rakul Preet Singh is all set to join the sets of ‘NTR’. The actress is going to play the role of veteran actress Sri Devi.
Sri Devi and NTR shared the silver screen in so many films and were considered as one of the most hit couples in the industry. Ever since the movie was announced, there were so many speculations about the actress who is going to play Sri Devi’s role. At the outset, rumours came out that ‘Saaho’ beauty Shraddha Kapoor is roped in for this role. The producers refused the rumours and clarified that they have already paid advance amount to Rakul for playing the role. She is going to join the sets from next month
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) October 6, 2018
After wowing the audience with the biopic of actress Savitri in Mahanati, Tollywood is planning yet another ambitious biopic, this time with one of the most legendary actors NTR. The film starring Nandamuri Balakrishna as the legendary actor has especially been in the news for its starry cast which includes many big names of today who would be playing the characters of some of the most legendary screen icons in the biopic. However, the most excitement has been around the role of Sridevi which would be played by a very lucky Rakul Preet Singh.
Here are all the exciting details you need to know about this very special role of Rakul Preet.
A Very Special Appearance
Given the larger than life and aura of Sridevi as a star the makers wanted only a top actress to play the role. Thus even though the role is only 20 minutes, they roped in Rakul Preet for the role who is undoubtedly one of the reigning actors of the Telugu film industry.
She Is Getting Paid A Whopping Amount
Rakul would be seen matching steps with Balakrishna for the songs of NTR and Sridevi’s legendary hit film ‘Vetagadu’ that would be remade for the biopic. Songs from other hit films of the pair like Bobbili Puli might also be a part of the film. But what is most astonishing is the fact that Rakul would be paid a whopping 1 crore remuneration for the 20-minute role which is pretty massive by the industry standards. Well, getting someone like Rakul to play a legend like Sridevi surely doesn’t come cheap.
She Is Preparing Hard For The Role
Rakul has unfortunately never met Sridevi in person and thus is working extra to leave no stone unturned to bring the aura of the diva to come truly alive on-screen. Not only is she watching back to back movies of Sridevi from that era to get her mannerisms right but is also meeting people who were close to her in the industry to get the right idea of her real personality.
She Is Feeling The Pressure
Rakul has talked in many interviews about how she is feeling the pressure of playing of Sridevi on screen, that too so close to her sudden and the utterly shocking demise. She has said, “I am really very excited about the project and I know all eyes will be on me because for the first time someone is going to play Sridevi ji in a film.”