Rakul Preet reveals her look as late actress Sridevi in the NTR biopic titled Kathanayakudu.
In an interview with Times of India, Rakul said described this as her “most challenging character.”
“I have been a big fan and recreating the diva on screen for the first time is a big responsibility. I hope I can do justice to it. The makers have full faith in me and I hope I can live up to it,” she said.
As a part of the prep, the actress has been handed a couple of films she needs to watch in order to get the body language of Sridevi right.
“Unfortunately, I never met Srideviji, but I am going to be watching a few of her films as suggested by the makers, to get the body language right. I will be working on my role and there will be a series of look tests to get the part right. On the whole, I am really excited about the project and I know all eyes will be on me because for the first time someone is going to play Srideviji in a film. I was really excited when I heard the part and the role has shaped up really well. I am going to do extensive homework before I start shooting for the film,” Rakul added.
Legends NTR and Sridevi… Recreating the #AakuChatuPindeTadise moment from the classic hit #Vetagadu… NBK as #NTR and Rakul Preet as #Sridevi from #NTRBiopic… #NTRKathanayakudu will release on 9 Jan 2019, while #NTRMahanayakudu will release on 24 Jan 2019. pic.twitter.com/uPM1N5XZe3
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Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead as legendary actor and politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, the NTR biopic will release in two parts. While the first part will be called Kathanayakudu, the second installment of the biopic will be titled Mahanayakudu.
Directed by Krish, Kathanayakudu will head to theaters on January 9, 2019.