NEW DELHI: The legendary actor N T Rama Rao, who was also Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the mid-eighties and was later succeeded after his demise by his son-in-law N Chandrababu Naidu, is to be immortalized in a new Telugu film based on his life.
Titled Mahaganudu, the funds from the film will be donated for the development of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh post-bifurcation.
Director D Kumar Rajendra said: “We are adapting the life story of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao into a film. We will make it in such a way that it does not provoke any controversies or prejudices. The actor who will play the title role will be revealed soon.”
“The revenue generated from this film will be donated to the development of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. This is our way of contributing to the development of the state,” he added.
The film will be jointly produced by Anil Sudhakar, N.B. Chowdhary and Krishna Rao. Mahaganudu has also been written by Rajendra.
NTR, one of the pioneers of Telugu filmdom, also served as the Chief Minister of the state after he floated the Telugu Desam Party.
The late NTR is one of the pioneers of Telugu film industry and starred in 274 Telugu films, 15 Tamil films and three Hindi films.