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There was a strong buzz
that Shraddha Kapoor or Sonakshi Sinha have been offered to play Sridevi in
late actor-producer and also former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, NT Rama
Rao’s biopic, which also sees Vidya Balan as the leading lady. However,
according to a report in Mid-day, the role has been bagged by Rakul Preet
It’s a known fact
that Rao was instrumental in shaping late actress Sridevi's career,
as she firmed her base in the South industry. The duo had done over 14 films
together. It goes without saying that a biopic on the legend would be
incomplete without a mention of Sridevi.
A trade source has told Mid-day, "Even though it is a small part in the biopic, Rakul is keen to play Sridevi. The makers have been in talks with her for long. Although Rakul has agreed to do the film in principle, she first needs to inform the producers of her other movies about this development. She will have to reshuffle her dates to accommodate the biopic before she can make a formal announcement about it."
Sridevi And Rakul Preet Singh
Meanwhile, producer of the biopic, Vishnu Induri has rubbished rumours of Shraddha Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha being approached for the role. "We haven't approached Sonakshi, Kangana or Shraddha. Rakul Preet Singh is our only choice as she's popular in the South, especially in Telugu films. We have shot almost 30 per cent of the movie; Vidya has already shot for six days. We are working on Rakul's dates for now," Induri told the tabloid.
The tabloid also contacted, Rakul’s spokesperson, who confirmed that she has been approached for the bilingual. "Rakul would love to do the role as she's a big Sridevi fan. But she hasn't discussed the details of the film yet with the team, as she's busy shooting for four films. She needs to figure out her dates for the biopic."
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