Tollywood director Ram Gopal Varma has claimed that he is a true son of legendary actor and TDP founder NT Rama Rao than Balakrishna. Responding to a question, he mentioned that Telugu people made NTR as a star by watching his movies in theatres. People will have more right on NTR than his family members. One of the producers of Lakshmi’s NTR stated that screens were increased for the movie from 140 to 180, Karnataka 40 to 75 due to overwhelming response. He said Lakshmi’s NTR released in 127 screens across the US.