When the movie Mahanati came out, many felt that Sumanth would have been apt for the role of Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He definitely has striking resemblances, but age was probably an issue. Naga Chaitanya played that role instead.
The God seems to be kind on Sumanth has now, he has been presented another chance. The makers of biopic NTR, have picked Sumanth to portray the iconic Akkineni Nageshwara Rao in their movie. The buzz has been there for a long time, but now it is confirmed by everyone.
One can only assume that it would be an elder ANR that would be shown in NTR. In that way, Sumanth could be a perfect match given his current age and looks. Let us see what Krish has in store as the various characters in the biopic of Mahanati got enormous praise, and the comparison of NTR will be direct with that movie.