Nagarjuna Refused YSR Biopic Because…

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Today suddenly we’ve seen clues about how Malayalam star Mammootty is going to look in the shoes of late CM YS Rajasekhar Reddy in the most hyped biopic “Yaatra”. While folks are enjoying the first look of this film, suddenly Nagarjuna’s “Officer” poster also stormed the film circles, showcasing Nag’s gritty and fit avatar. In this scenario, here is an interesting update.

Actually, Nagarjuna was the first person to be approached to play YSR on the silver screen, though director Mahi V Raghav declined meeting anyone to play the role other than the Malayalam hero. Our sources revealed that Nagarjuna who is pretty close to late YSR and has his sympathies with YS Jagan declined the project for a strange reason.

It’s not that he doesn’t want to get into such a political role, neither he’s not interested in playing a biopic, but it is related to his fitness. Even at 58 years of age, this Akkineni star looks fit and fabulous and even tried 6-pack like stuff also. But the role of YSR wants him to put weight and also look a little plumper. It’s heard that Nagarjuna doesn’t want to experiment with his weight like an Aamir Khan (read Dangal) and hence declined the offer.

They say that with Nagarjuna giving a red signal, the team did approach some other Telugu heroes like Jagapthi Babu and others, but they finally found that Mammootty is the better option.