Started off as a child actor with Baalala Ramayanam, NTR then turned hero with a romantic flick titled Ninnu Chudalani, which ran to average response. However, NTR’s stardom rose to several heights with Rajamouli’s first film, Student No 1. Soon, with a series of blockbusters and explosive performances, NTR earned the Young Tiger title from fans.
But now, NTR got a new title from his close pal and one of the most happening music directors of the present time, Devi Sri Prasad. During the teaser launch of Kumari 21F, DSP surprised everyone as headdressed NTR as ‘Telugu Thalaiva’. Now, only the biggest star in the country, Superstar Rajinikanth, is called by his fans with the title Thalaiva’.
While DSP might have addressed NTR as Telugu Thalaiva’ out of his love and admiration for his Adurs and Nannaku Prematho star, even NTR fans are somewhat puzzled whether to call NTR with the usual Young Tiger or the new ‘Telugu Thalaiva’. Nevertheless, Thalaiva’ has more a Tamil flavor than Telugu.