There is still months left for the biopic of NTR to go on floors but the casting process is underway. As it is the biopic of Sr NTR, characters of many prominent personalities from films as well as politics should feature in it and finding apt actors for those characters is a burdensome task.
Director Teja and his team has been hunting for months to find the suitable actress to play the role of NTR's wife, Basavatarakam. Several newcomers as well as established actors including Nithya Menen were considered but none came on board. Some didn't fit the bill and others turned down the role.
As per the latest reports, top Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been signed to play Basavatarakam in NTR biopic. Hailing from Kerala, Balan very well knows how legendary a personality NTR was, and hence she latched onto the opportunity when she was offered the chance to play his wife's character in his biopic. Moreover, she was offered good remuneration and manageable number of call sheets.
From the point of view of makers, Vidya Balan coming on board is one of the best things to happen for the project. She is a well recognized actress across the country and a talent powerhouse too. She can bring authenticity to Basavatarakam's character because of her looks and also add stardom to the project.
The best thing Vidya can do for NTR is, drawing attention of Bollywood towards the project. This will come handy for makers as NTR is being planned for a release in Hindi too.