Rakul was the only choice to play Sridevi
When Rakul's name was suggested for Sridevi's role in NTR Biopic there were many who did not approve of it. Many felt that she was not the right pick for this role. News was that Shradha Kapoor or Sonakshi Sinha will be approached for the role.
But this is untrue. The makers have announced that this role will be essayed by Rakul Preet and not anyone else. She was their only choice and no other actress was approached for this role.
Rakul on the other hand is glad that she was approached for this role. Sridevi has acted in about 14 movies with NTR. So this role of Sridevi will be an important one in the film.