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Nagarjuna feels a book would be better than a biopic on his father Akkinen Nageswara Rao

Nagarjuna also revealed that he is currently looking at two scripts, one of actor Dhanush’s second directorial and the other of Priyadarshan’s.

regional movies Updated: May 31, 2018 15:56 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times
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Nagarjuna denies rumours about a biopic on his father A Nageswara Rao in the making.

Tollywood wants to cash in on biopics, thanks to the phenomenal success of Mahanati, a film based on the life of legendary southern actress Savitri. Following reports that a biopic on the life of late legendary Telugu star Akkineni Nageswara Rao is in planning, his son actor Nagarjuna has now clarified that he’d prefer a book over a biopic on the life of his father. He said this at the media interaction ahead of his upcoming release Officer.

“He led a very simple, beautiful, inspirational life, especially in his last few years. A biopic needs a more interesting story; it needs some downfall, which wasn’t there in my father’s life. Even on his last day, he said goodbye to his five kids before departing. What will we convey through his biopic — I don’t know. I personally feel that his story would work better as a book,” Nagarjuna was quoted as saying in a report by Deccan Chronicle.

He also clarified that he’s still in talks for a project each with Priyadarshan and Dhanush. “Priyan called me and said that he was working on his dream project — a story based on two captains in World War 2. Tamil actor Dhanush also called me and said that he wanted to do a film with me. He was supposed to do it with his mamagaru (father-in-law Rajinikanth), but since he is now devoting his attention to politics, Dhanush approached me. I haven’t said anything; I need to have a look at the two projects,” he explained.

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First Published: May 31, 2018 15:56 IST