Poonam Singh

South Superstar Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr. also known as NTR Jr has reportedly come on board Yash Raj Films’ spy universe film “War 2” opposite Hrithik Roshan.

According to a PinkVilla report, NTR Jr. and Hrithik Roshan will be seen in a bloody battle in a never seen action flick. Reportedly, the film will be helmed by ‘Brahmatsra’ fame  Ayan Mukerji and is scheduled to go on floors by the end of this year.

A veteran trade source confirmed on condition of anonymity that Jr NTR will be locking horns with Hrithik in 'War 2'. 

"Their battle of wits and their fierce showdown will definitely be an action spectacle to remember on the big screen. 'War' is now a true-blue pan Indian film. This move by Aditya Chopra enables 'War 2' to have the widest audience appeal for a Hindi film and it also widens the box office potential of the film. South India should come alive and connect at a more emotional level with the film because of the presence of their beloved superstar," the source maintained.

The source further mentioned Jr NTR is one of the most respected and followed icons from South India and is said to be extremely choosy about his films. "If he has given the film a nod, it means War 2 is eclipsing the first film in terms of plot as well as scale. Hrithik Roshan vs Jr NTR will be a fight to remember. Jr NTR's inclusion has made this proposition extremely delicious for audiences."

Notably, War 2 will be the sixth film of the YRF Spy Universe after Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), War (2019), Pathaan (2022), and the soon to be released, Tiger 3 (2023).