Actor-director R Narayana Murthy has finally broken his silence on turning down plum offers. Well-known as People’s Star, Murthy recently made it to headlines for saying “no” to Puri Jagannadh- Jr NTR’s Temper which turned out to be an average fare at the Box Office. Raving at the legendary NTR, Murthy however gently said that why can’t he follow the suit of NTR, ANR.
“I’ve been offered several prominent roles in the films of star heroes. But somehow I’m not interesting in taking them up. My conscience is not accepting to play sidekick roles after carving out a niche for myself. I’m happy playing the roles I wanted and contented with the movies that I make,” said Narayana Murthy in a TV interview.
Murthy, however, admitted, “In fact legendary actors like NTR, ANR had played non-lead roles whenever needed. I’m no bigger to them. Even actor Amitabh Bachchan is part of non-lead roles these days. I admit I’m smaller in front of them. But somehow my conscience is not accepting me to take up roles other than lead roles. Unlike them, I started my career from the bottom-level and rose to this level step-by-step. Whereas they were heroes and made it to the top.” Claiming as fan of ANR, Murthy described NTR as the greatest actor for his versatility, myriad roles he played.