NTR’s biopic stirs controversy in Andhra Pradesh

The TDP warned that fans would teach a lesson to Varma if facts related to NTR's life were distorted.

By Author  |  Published: 12th Oct 2017  9:09 pmUpdated: 12th Oct 2017  9:14 pm
Film Director Ram Gopal Varma. aka RGV.
Film Director Ram Gopal Varma (RGV).

Amaravati: A proposed biopic on NT Rama Rao’s life by filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma kicked off a controversy in Andhra Pradesh. Varma has announced the film on the TDP founder’s last few years and it has not gone down well with the ruling TDP as certain episodes in NTR’s late life are historically uncomfortable for its current leadership. 

The principal opposition YSR Congress is also caught in the controversy as the film is being produced by one of its leaders P Rakesh Reddy from Chittoor. Varma gave it the title “Lakshmi’s NTR”, after the Telugu icon’s second wife Lakshmi Parvathi. “His (NTR’s) story is like a Mahabharata and that kind of epic will have lots of chapters in it. We know of him when he was a superstar and when he rose up to be a great leader. But after she entered his life, there are only perspectives and conspiracy theories,” Varma said. 

“Varma always seeks to become a sensation through controversies. Everybody knows what happened in NTR’s life after Lakshmi Parvathi’s entry,” TDP politburo member and Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy said.