Mahanati, a biopic on yesteryear legendary actress Savitri, is presently being shot in and around Hyderabad with the cast of the unit which includes Dulquer Salmaan and Keerthy Suresh. The prestigious project is being directed by Nag Ashwin who earlier directed Yevade Subramaniam with Nani in the lead role. The biopic is being produced by Swapna Dutt, daughter of eminent producer Aswini Dutt, under the banner Swapna Cinemas.
The film has an ensemble cast that includes Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu among others. And according to emerging reports in Telugu film circles, the cast of the film gets a big boost with another top star added to the existing big star cast.
According to the rumour mills, Jr NTR is being considered to play the role of his grandfather, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, in the film. “The film’s producer Swapna Dutt and NTR are good friends. While no concrete talks have been initiated yet, the former did suggest to the actor that she’d love it if he could play a cameo in the film,” a source from the film’s unit was quoted in a leading daily.
Buzz is also that the Janatha Garage actor’s involvement in Mahanati is completely dependent on the shooting schedule of the film since he is very busy with his prior commitments. ” How things pan out will depend on the shoot schedule and many other factors which will be decided eventually,” added the source.
Mahanati is being considered as one of the most prestigious films in the history of Telugu cinema since it is based on the life of the legendary iconic actress Savitri.