After the poor show of NTR Kathanayakudu (NTR, the actor) at the box office, senior actor and Telugu Desam Party legislator Nandamuri Balakrishna appears to have decided to add more masala to the second part of the film NTR Mahanayakudu, being directed by Krish Jagarlamudi.
Initially, it was announced that the film would be released on February 7, but it has later been postponed to February 15.
Now, the latest talk is that the release could be further delayed, either to last week of February or the first week of March.
Sources in the TDP said Balakrishna was contemplating making certain changes in the script to elevate the TDP so as to gain the political mileage in the coming elections.
According to original script, the film would come to an end with the death of NTR’s wife Nandamuri Basava Tarakam, soon after the August crisis of 1984.
That would be a dull end to the political episode of NTR and it might not make much appeal to the audiences.
Secondly, there are reports that after the poor show of NTR Kathanayakudu, the audiences are keenly awaiting the release of two films: one, Lakshmi’s NTR directed by Ram Gopal Varma and the second, Yatra being made on the historic padayatra of late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy.
If these two films are received well by the audience, there would not be many takers for NTR Mahanayakudu, if the story ends abruptly.
So, Balakrishna and Krish are learnt to have decided to make certain changes in the script of the film by adding some more political drama to the story to make it more interesting.
And if there is a sufficient gap between the other two films and NTR Mahanayakudu, the people would evince interest in the latter, sources said.