With many South Indian films becoming huge successes pan-India, several Bollywood actors are being cast in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. The last such example was RRR in which we saw Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in pivotal roles. Not to forget, Salman Khan’s extended cameo in Chiranjeevi’s GodFather.
Speaking of RRR, Jr NTR has been basking in the global fame post the film’s success and the actor is all set for his next venture tentatively titled NTR 30. Bollywood actress and Gen-Z icon Janhvi Kapoor has been roped in to play the female lead in the Koratala Siva directorial, for which she is reportedly charging a whopping INR 4 crore, a price at par with other established actresses in the industry like Samantha Prabhu.
Now for an exciting update on the highly-anticipated movie ‒ NTR 30 was launched on Thursday in the presence of lead duo Jr NTR and Janhvi Kapoor. RRR director SS Rajamouli clapped the first shot for the film. KGF director Prashanth Neel was also present at the event.
NTR 30 will mark Janhvi’s Telugu debut and Jr NTR’s second collaboration with Koratala Siva after Janatha Garage. The film is said to be based on an emotional story set on the coastal lands of India.
Happy to start the shoot with a beautiful Pooja !!— Rathnavelu ISC (@RathnaveluDop) March 23, 2023
Challenge starts from now ..
Super confident to excite you guys with the visuals #NTR30 …. @tarak9999@anirudhofficial#KoratalaSiva@NTRArtsOfficial@YuvasudhaArts@sreekar_prasad@email@example.com/LEE89CkFTr
While the rest of the cast is yet to be officially announced, it’s known that Prakash Raj is a part of the cast and Anirudh will be composing music for the film. The two were also present at the event. The makers of the film also recently released a teaser for the project, which is popularly called NTR 30, as it’s the RRR actor’s 30th film in the industry.
Goosebumps on the muhurtham day itself!!🔥🔥🔥🤙🤙🤙— S S Karthikeya (@ssk1122) March 23, 2023
Can’t wait to see Siva garu’s powerful story…..
Very excited about this one! @tarak9999 Annaaaa❤️❤️❤️@anirudhofficial#JanhviKapoor@NTRArtsOfficial@YuvasudhaArts#NTR30pic.twitter.com/3oWhsLtslj
Janhvi, on her desire to enter the South film industry, revealed in an interview that she had once dialled actor Vijay Sethupathi and had said, “Sir, I am a huge fan and if you ever have anything I can audition for, I really want to work with you.” On being asked about Sethupathi’s reaction, Janhvi revealed, “He just kept saying ‘aiyo, aiyo’. I don’t know if he was offended or shy. He seemed surprised because I was this forward, I think he was taken aback.”
Pics from the #NTR30 puja and opening ceremony❤️— NTR Arts (@NTRArtsOfficial) March 23, 2023
An energetic event to kickstart the mammoth project🔥🔥#NTR30Begins@tarak9999#JanhviKapoor#KoratalaSiva@NANDAMURIKALYAN@anirudhofficial@sreekar_prasad@RathnaveluDop@sabucyril@YuvasudhaArtspic.twitter.com/EiYvRhBQp2
Apart from NTR 30, Janhvi Kapoor will be seen in Bawaal opposite Varun Dhawan and in Mr. & Mrs Mahi opposite Rajkummar Rao.
NTR 30 is produced by Sudhakar Mikkilineni and Harikrishna K under their banner Yuvasudha Arts and presented by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram through NTR Arts. The film’s cinematography is handled by Rathnavelu while editing and production design will be by Sreekar Prasad and Sabu Cyril respectively.