Jr NTR has turned down the offer to work with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut in a biopic based on former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa
Telugu star Jr NTR was offered to play the role of the former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, NT Rama Rao in Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi, which is directed by Tamil director AL Vijay. But he turned down the offer to work with Kangana, who plays the lead as former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
AL Vijay is leaving no stone unturned to bring the best faces of the South film industry on board to play the key roles in the movie. Arvind Swamy has been roped in to play Jayalalithaa's mentor MG Ramachandran (MGR). He also wanted Jr NTR, but things didn't work between them.
According to latest reports, the makers had approached Jr NTR, the grandson of late NT Rama Rao. But the role didn't excite him, and he is currently busy with SS Rajamouli's multilingual movie RRR. As a result, the director is now looking for other options.
The movie launch took place on November 11, GV Prakash Kumar will compose the music. Nirav Shah was approached to handle the cinematography.
On the other hand, Kangana is finding it quite difficult to learn the Tamil language and hence, has decided to mug up her dialogues for the movie.
The 'Queen' actor while speaking to the reporters on Wednesday said, "Vanakam- did you understand that? Actually, I am finding it very difficult to learn Tamil. The film is being made in Tamil as well as in Hindi, so we will do something about it." "Obviously, I have to mug up the dialogues because Tamil is not an easy language.
Earlier, I was thinking of learning Tamil completely as I have learned English too. But now I will only learn as per the demand of the script," she said.
Last Updated 2:44 PM IST