Deepika Padukone will reportedly be stepping into a role that was initially going to be played by Sridevi in NTR’s eponymous biopic.
Deccan Chronicle reports that the makers had previously approached Vidya Balan for Basavatarakam’s role followed by Paresh Rawal for Nadendla Bhaskara Rao’s role.
A source told the publication, “The makers are approaching Deepika Padukone for Sridevi’s cameo role. NTR and Sridevi’s combination was a big hit and they had many popular songs. It’s a short role and they feel that Deepika is perfect for it.”
The film’s full star cast will be announced soon. It will be filmed in Hyderabad.