#NTR Casting: Krish Has Different Plans

In the last few months, we heard a lot about #NTR and the biopic finally got new hands lifting its spirt up. After Teja’s exit, everyone is waiting for the right person to take up, and Balayya’s decision to go ahead with Krish is a stupendous move.

Until Krish came on board, every day there are rumours that Balakrishna is searching for star heroines to play the roles of Sridevi, Jayaprada and other heroines in this periodic drama. As Balayya plays legendary NTR, the makers would have felt that bringing star heroines would bring right colour for the project.

A highly placed source revealed that Krish has convinced Balayya to not go after stars for any role. The director feels that #NTR, the title, itself is a crowd puller and there is no need to overstuff the project with big faces. And also he felt that adding such faces increase unwanted expectations on those roles.

It looks like the recent success of Mahanati, where only relatively not-so-popular faces played some crucial characters to enact Savitri’s life on silver screen. Going by the reports, Krish will now scout and find actors to the need of character rather than roping some big stars.