Mahanati, the biopic on yesteryear legendary actor Savitri, is currently being shot at a film studio in Hyderabad and is gearing up for a release. The film was initially slated to be released on March 29th, 2018, speculations are high that the film may hit screens in second week of May, avoiding clash with two other big films – Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu and Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya. While the preparations are underway, a poster of Mahanati which has Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan in it is going viral on social media. Made by a Twitter fan of Dulquer Salmaan, the poster is a spitting mirror image of Savitri and Gemini Ganesan from one of their older movies. Keerthy’s look as Savitri in this fan made poster will almost convince us that it is Savitri while Dulquer Salmaan looks exactly the same as Gemini Ganesan. Fans and audiences had taken this poster to be the first look poster of Mahanati and the poster soon started going viral. However, the Twitter handle of the film, Mahanati, posted the fan made poster and confirmed it is not an official one.
— #Mahanati (@MahanatiTheFilm) March 14, 2018
Get ready to listen an incredible true story.The story of savitri.Some stories are meant to be Epic✌
Here is our little tribute poster featuring Mahanati savitri and kadhal Mannan Jemini Ganesan😍 @dulQuer @KeerthyOfficial @MahanatiTheFilm @VyjayanthiFilms @basil4u pic.twitter.com/jNkW2q0Cq1
— AKDSFAWA KANHANGAD (@AKDSFAWA_KHD) March 13, 2018
Besides Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan, Mahanati will also stars Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Rajen dra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Mohan Babu and Shalini Pandey among many other actors. The story of Savitri’s life in the film will be narrated from Samantha’s role who would be seen playing a journalist and Vijay will be seen playing her love interest. Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati will also be released in Tamil as Nadigar Thilagam since Savitri has acted in Tamil and was a big star there too. Produced by Swapna Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies, Mahanati is one of the biggest biopics in South Indian cinema that has been most waited for but has been delayed due to unknown reasons.