While both Balakrishna Nandamuri and Ram Gopal Varma are yet to take their respective films on Sr NTR onto floors, another film on NTR, “Lakshmi’s Veeragrantham” is already making noise in the Telugu states.
To be produced and directed by senior filmmaker Kethireddy Jagadeeshwar Reddy, ‘Lakshmi’s Veeragrantham’ traces the story of Lakshmi Parvathi’s first husband, as well as NTR’s. The film was officially launched recently at NTR Ghat in Hyderabad. The police however stopped the unit from shooting the film there citing permission issue.
Jagadeshwar Reddy then planned to start the shooting at NTR’s native village, Nimmakuru in Krishna district of AP. On Monday, the crew reached the village and asked the Panchayat heads to allow them to shoot certain crucial scenes in the village. The village heads however refused to let the shooting happen there citing the film would bring bad name to NTR as well as their village. They even advised Reddy to abstain from making the film on NTR.
With no other option left, Reddy left the village after garlanding NTR’s bronze statue in the village.