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Vidya Balan is a picture of grace in first look from NTR biopic

The actress plays the wife of the Telugu filmstar NTR, Basava Tarakamma. 

Shriram Iyengar

Vidya Balan's first look from the upcoming NTR biopic, NTR Kathanayakudu, was released on social media on Thursday (20 December). The actress plays the wife of the legendary actor, Basava Tarakamma, in the film. The sepia toned look was shared on social media by the production house, NBK films, with Vidya dressed in a silk saree. 

The production house captioned the photo 'Basavatharakkama with Tarakarama (NTR).' 

The actress has taken to her South Indian roots in the picture, dressed in a silk saree and playing the harmonium, while Nadamuri Balakrishna (who plays NTR), looks on. Vidya actually learnt the harmonium in order to prepare for the role, and it seems like the actress is putting that learning into good use. The sepia tint of the picture adds to the entire tone of the bygone era. 

The first look is the latest of a series of looks of personalities from the film which have been revealed. These include Rana Daggubati as Chandrababu Naidu and Rakul Preet Singh as the late Sridevi. The film will also see actress Nithya Menen play the role of late actress Savitri. 

Directed by Krish, the biopic is expected to be released on 9 January 2019.