Anushka Shetty joins the cast of Mahanati

Anushka Shetty will play a character based on yesteryear star Bhanumathi in Mahanati.

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Anushka Shetty joins the cast of Mahanati

Anushka Shetty joins the cast of Mahanati

According to a leading daily, Telugu superstar Anushka Shetty has agreed to play a character based on yesteryear star Bhanumathi in the eagerly-awaited Savitri biopic—Mahanati. Confirming this, a source said the makers wanted a mature performer for the part as the character will be an integral part of the film.

“Bhanumathi was a contemporary of Savitri and is known to have been quite competitive. Bhanumathi famously spoke about how Savitri became popular only by taking up films rejected by her. The role requires a mature performer who can carry off the veteran’s egoistic attitude, which was her famous character trait,” added the source.

In case you did not know, Bhanumathi is often described as the first superstar of Telugu cinema. She is best known for her bold attitude and turned down several films which ultimately went to Savitri. Her attitude was one of the reasons which helped Savitri scale new heights. It will be interesting to see Anushka essay her on the big screen.

Mahanati features Keerthy Suresh in the role of Savitri and has been directed by Ashwin Nag. The cast also features names such as Dulquer Salmaan and actor Samantha Akkineni. With Anushka coming on board, the film is bound to become even bigger.

On a related note, Anushka was last seen in Bhaagamathie and received praise for her work. Directed by G Ashok, the film featured her in a new avatar and served as strong proof of her ‘Lady Superstar’ status. Talking about the film, she had said that it was a contemporary drama rather than a period one.

“A few have misconstrued it as a ghost movie with a reincarnation theme. But it is a contemporary thriller and she is only a fictitious character. I play an IAS officer Sanjana, which is one of the most thought-provoking characters I have ever done. There was plenty of scope for performance, thanks to director Ashok garu who waited for me with the script from 2012,” she had told a leading daily.

Well, we wish her luck for Mahanati and hope that it does well at the box office.

    Anonymous

    She wud have nailed the savitri role. They should have taken her instead. I have zero hopes on keerthy reddy. She is a mediocre actress and has average looks

      Anonymous

      Sorry I meant Keerthy Suresh

        Anonymous

        Keerthy is young and has just started…Its unfair to judge her and call her mediocre..She hasn’t got any roles to prove her mettle yet..Mahanati is the first one..Let the movie releses first and then we can analyse her performance..Remember even Anushka got recognition only after Arundhathi,until she was just another glamour girl..

          Anonymous

          Keerthy is not bad looking but she just doesn’t have those heroine looks in her. Sorry my personal opinion. She gives me those side artiste vibes

      Anonymous

      True, she does look average. There is also news circulating that her directors are upset that she takes so long for make up. Ofocurse, with her mediocre looks she needs more time for make up…..lol

    Anonymous

    They shud have made her play savitri.. she wud look awesome

      Anonymous

      she was busy with bahubali 2. she would nail this role also even if it is a cameo.

    Anonymous

    you

    Anonymous

    I hope this is true…

    Anonymous

    Now Im eagerly waiting for the Movie 😍 Anushka Sweety gonna Rock 🙌

    Anonymous

    What a dignified lady Anushka is…Simplicity and Humility is a trait very few have…She is one of them and hence so successful. God bless her

    Anonymous

    Good for her. But she needs to lose weight.

    Anonymous

    she will steal the thunder. Yes, I am now excited to watch the movie only for anushka and dulquer

    Anonymous

    super

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