Jisshu Sengupta would soon mark his foray into Telugu cinema with an upcoming biopic based on the life of actor-turned-politician, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao aka NTR.

The 41-year-old actor will feature alongside actors such as Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, and Rana Daggubati in pivotal roles. Telugu actor and NTR’s son Balakrishna will essay the title role, while Vidya Balan would be seen as NTR’s wife Basavatarakam, while Rana Daggubati would play the role of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Jisshu Sengupta will be essaying the character of filmmaker L V Prasad who launched the actor in Telegu cinema.

The Bengali actor is overwhelmed by the opportunity. In an interview to IANS, he spoke about the film and said, “It’s a huge honour to be able to represent such a sincere visionary as L.V. Prasad. As a producer, his films had the signature of telling catastrophic romances with theatrical characters backed by some memorable music.”

“As an actor and director, he chose subjects that were emotional, dramatic and driven by performances. I have begun my theoretical preparations for the film after my surgery as Krish has given me a lot of content to browse through. This will be my first ever stint in the South industry and I’m quite excited and nervous at the same time,” the Barfi actor added.

Directed by Krish Jagarlamudi, the film is being jointly produced by Balayya, Sai Korrapati, and Vishnu Induri. It is likely to hit the theatres on January 9, 2019.