NBK Films, Nandamuri Balakrishna's production house released the first look poster of Vidya Balan as Basava Tarakam, the first wife of NTR. In the pic, Vidya Balan is playing the harmonium dressed in a traditional saree as her attire. She has sported south Indian silk sari to be exact and ethnic jewellery that matches her look.
Sharing the picture, production house official Twitter handle wrote, "Basavatharakkama with Tarakarama (NTR)." While Vidya Balan is set to play Basava Tarakam who was NTR's first wife, was also NTR's maternal uncle's daughter. NTR had married Basava Tarakam when he was all of 20 and they became parents to eight sons and four daughters.
NTR Biopic is set to release in two parts titled 'Kathanayakudu', which will portray the rise of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao as an actor and 'Mahanayakudu, which will portray his political rise to the seat of power. These two films are directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and will star Rana Daggubati as the current chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, who is NTR's son-in-law.
Interestingly, Rakul Preet in the role of Sridevi and Nithya Menen as Savitri. Their first look was also released on social media. Coincidentally, Nithya Menen will also play the role of J Jayalalitha in a biopic titled 'The Iron Lady', to be directed by Priyadarshini.