Was Jr NTR offered to play his grandfather in Thalaivi?

Reports are rife that Jr NTR refused to play his grandfather in director AL Vijay's Thalaivi.
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: November 24, 2019 12:08 IST
Was Jr NTR offered to play his grandfather in Thalaivi?

Thalaivi starring Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami is one of the most anticipated films in India. The film, directed by AL Vijay, went on floors on November 10 in the country and the makers are shooting portions involving Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami.

As of now, the makers have roped in only these two actors to play two prominent roles. Reports are rife that the makers had approached Jr NTR to essay the role of his grandfather NT Rama Rao in the film. However, the actor seems to have declined the offer.
Jr NTR reiterated several times that he will never step into the shoes of his grandfather as it is impossible to recreate the charm and charisma of NT Rama Rao. This was one of the reasons why Jr NTR had declined this as well. Further, the makers of Thalaivi are looking for a suitable actor to play Jr NTR in the film.
Thalaivi team released the first look poster and teaser on November 23, which are being widely circulated on social media.