NTR Jr was approached for the film Mahanati. He was asked to play the role of his grandfather NT Rama Rao. NTR Jr declined the role.
Recently NTR Jr gave the reason for why he refused this role. He said that when producer Ashwini Dutt came to him for this role he had to refuse it, because he had no guts to enact his grandfather on screen.
On the other hand his uncle Nandamuri Balakrishna is going ahead and making a biopic on NTR. He will be acting, directing and producing this film.