Jr NTR turned down Brahmotsavam as he was unhappy with the script

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: May 23, 2016 17:47 IST
Jr NTR had liked the idea behind Brahmotsavam but he wanted some changes to be incorporated in the script. (Jrntr/Facebook)

Telugu family drama Brahmotsavam, which is currently running in the theatres, was first offered to Jr NTR but the actor refused it as he was unhappy with the script. It was only then that the film went to Mahesh Babu.

“Director Srikanth Addala’s first choice was NTR, and he was approached with the project over a year ago. Although NTR liked the idea, he wanted some changes to be incorporated in the script and expected it to be rewritten,” said a source.

Read: Vishal to step into Jr NTR’s shoes in Tamil remake of Temper

Read: Mahesh Babu’s Brahmotsavam trailer launched, film to release on May 20

NTR had given Addala an ultimatum, to return with a fresh draft of the script.

“Despite waiting for months, Addala didn’t come up with a satisfactory script. Hence, NTR was left with no option other than to move on. It was around the same time he’d signed director Sukumar’s Nannaku Prematho,” the source said.

Nannaku Prematho released earlier this year and was very well received. Meanwhile, Brahmotsavam is heading towards a disaster at the ticket window.

Watch the trailer of Brahmotsavam here:

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