Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has not finalised a director for the yet - untitled Telugu biopic on his father and legendary actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, fondly known as NTR.
"It's a very prestigious project for my family and even for the Telugu audiences.
We don't want to rush things just for the sake of it.
"We are yet to zero - in on the director and the process will take time.
We should go on the floors next year, " Balakrishna told IANS.
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma had earlier announced that he would direct a biopic on NTR.
In July, in an audio note, Varma said: "NTR is a name to reckon with every Telugu - speaking individual.
He was not just a great actor but a leader with unprecedented following.
I'm very proud to direct a film on his life. "
Elaborating on why he is proud to direct the project, Varma said: "My personal relationship with him goes back to the year when his blockbuster film 'Adavi Ramudu' had released.
I didn't have money to take the bus to the movie hall.
I walked 10 km each time and watched the film 23 times. "
Varma also confirmed actor Balakrishna will star in his film.
Balakrishna, however, has no clue about the project.
"Maybe he also wants to direct a film on my father.
He is free to do so but it's not the biopic I'm planning and I'm not associated with that project, " Balakrishna said.