Southern movie star Jr NTR celebrates his 39th birthday today. Junior NTR, also known as Tarak, came into the limelight after starring in the record-breaking SS Rajamouli. One of the highest-paid actors in Hindi film, he has established himself as the “man of the crowd” with films like Aadi, Simhadri, Student No. 1, Baadshah, Veera Raghava, and Temper to name a few.
In his career spanning 21 years, the actor has gained not only recognition for his on-screen work, but also an appreciation for his work ethic and intimate nature. On the occasion of his 39th birthday, the Telugu film industry has gathered to send him good wishes. They also shared their experience working with the actor.
Film director Sereno Vaitla shared how affectionate and affectionate Junior NTR is. He says, “As a performer, Tarak is versatile. He is on par with his late grandfather NTR. He can do justice to any kind of role. For example, the stage acting in RRR’s song ‘Komaram Bheemudo’ made me emotional. He is very affectionate and emotional. Although I have directed several films, I cherish working with Jr NTR in Baadshah. This is because of Tarak and his ability to handle everything on set. Today, he is an all-India superstar, and his journey simply amazes me” .
Thaman, the music composer, revealed that son NTR was like a brother to him. He says, “Junior NTR always wants to have his friends, well-wishers and people who believe in him by his side. He is a kind hearted soul. I am grateful for the trust he placed in me. He is more than just a brother to me, and I will never forget the love and support he gave me.” Taman collaborated with him in films like Brindavanam and Aravinda Sametha. Commenting on his acting prowess, he said, “He always lives in his scenes instead of acting. That’s why he has such a big fan base.”
Rahul Ramakrishna also spoke about his experience working with the actor, saying, “Junior NTR is the best actor I have worked with so far. He is good with everyone. I hope to work with him in the future.” Ramakrishna played a pivotal role in RRR.
Naveen Chandra, an actor, also commented on how focused Jr. NTR for his work. He said, “Junior NTR was born to make films. He focuses very much on his work. His view of work always pushes him to work hard. From my point of view, it is not easy, and he made it. He was born to work.”
As Satish Vijesna, Director of National Award-Winning Films commented, “As an artist, Tarak always delivers more than a director or writer can imagine. As a person, the respect he gives to technicians is his best quality.”
Priyadarshi Pulikonda who shared the screen with the actor in Jai Lava Kusha also shared her thoughts about him. She said, “Working with Jr NTR for Jai Lava Kusha was a special experience. I still remember those three days I spent filming when I was a little scared and nervous to perform alongside him. This is because of his stardom and the fans who followed orders. But he always greeted me with a big smile.” We’ve had great rehearsal sessions for our parts. I hope and look forward to working with him again. A very happy birthday to Tariq Anna. We love you so much and you continue to inspire us.”