Jr NTR became the highest followed star on social media network. He is one of the most loved personalities in Tollywood, thanks to his last outing Aravinda Sametha. As we inch towards bidding adieu to 2018, this year has turned out to be a rollercoaster ride for Jr NTR with ups and down. If reports are to be believed, Jr NTR is the biggest newsmaker of the year in Tollywood circles.

First and foremost, Jr NTR was in the news when he surprised everyone with his appearance as chief guest at Mahesh Babu's Bharat Ane Nenu audio launch event. The event was so successful that fans of the actors marked the day in their calendars as a special day. Jr NTR and Mahesh Babu sharing the stage left everyone awestruck. The duo's picture at the audio launch garnered innumerable likes and comments. Thier fans termed the Mahesh-Jr NTR picture as one in a million.

In July, Jr NTR welcomed his second child with wife Lakshmi Pranathi. He named his baby boy Bhargav Ram. Jr

Just before the launch of controversial TV reality show, Bigg Boss Telugu-2, speculations were rife that Jr NTR will be back on the hot seat. All the reports turned out to be rumours and Jr NTR never showed up on the show either as host or chief guest. Nani stepped into Jr NTR's shoes to entertain the masses. Finally, Nani made everyone happy against odds and the show has became a blockbuster hit.

Neither Jr NTR nor his family dreamt about the unforseen tragedy that left them devastated. Jr NTR's father Hari Krishna passed away on August 29 in a road accident, an irreplaceable loss for him. Yet, he came on the sets as he didn't want to keep his crew members waiting because of his loss.

Later on, Jr NTR's Aravinda Sametha hit theatres on Dasara. The film did fantastic business and turned out to be a huge money spinner at the ticket window. Jr NTR was seen in a full on mass avatar which was an eye feast for his fans. The film was directed by Trivikram Srinivas and featured Pooja Hegde, Sunil in key roles.

These were a few reasons which made him the biggest newsmaker of the year. Meanwhile, Jr NTR will be next seen in Rajamouli's yet to be titled flick dubbed as RRR. Ram Charan and Jr NTR are sharing screen together in this flick.

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