Nandamuri Family has been in the performing arts business ever since Senior NTR aka Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao became an actor and then a huge star. He has grown into a legend and then entered politics. To carry forward his legacy, Nandamuri family has been working in films, politics from long time.
Balakrishna entered into films and then politics as heir of NTR. Harikrishna entered into politics and then made films as well. As third generation heroes from Nandamuri family, Tarak aka Jr. NTR entered first and then Kalyanram, Tarakaratna, Chaitanya Krishna entered.
Kalyanram found marginal success and Tarakaratna found some appreciation. Chaitanya Krishna is debuting again after 15 years as a lead. Tarak has become as big as an actor that Balakrishna could become. But Tarakaratna, Kalyanram have always been pitted as competition to NTR and mainly Tarakaratna’s entry into the industry is seen as direct competition to NTR.
Tarakratna talked to press at his 9 Hours web-series press meet and as an answer to question about his competition with NTR, he said that he never felt like he has to compete with NTR. He said, “I always wanted to clarify this. I never felt NTR as my competition. he is my younger brother and by the time I have entered he already gave a massive blockbuster like Aadi. In no way, I am a competition to him and between us, we always enjoy a nice rapport. We are not enemies, we are family members.” 9 Hours will stream on Disney Plus Hotstar.