Before the release of RRR, it was almost confirmed that Alia Bhatt was on board for NTR30. The actress even told the media that she was excited to be a part of the film. However, things changed soon after, with Alia walking out of the project, and Koratala on the hunt for another actress.
Director Koratala Siva’s recent statements about the same left NTR’s fans confused, though, as the director said that no one had been finalised as the leading lady for the film, negating the concept of Alia walking out. He said that the search for the leading lady is still on, that the rest of the cast is being finalised at the moment, and that the official confirmation of the same would be made soon.
On the other hand, the shooting for the film is expected to begin in the last week of May or early June, once Koratala is done with all formalities of Acharya, which is all set to be released on April 29th. NTR is currently preparing for the role.