There were a lot of speculations about Jr NTR playing his grandfather late Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao in the biopic of yesteryear iconic actress Savitiri titled Mahanati. Much was spoken about the Janatha Garage actor’s participation in the film since the producers of the biopic are close to NTR. But now, a source close to the actor has confirmed that Jr NTR will not act in Mahanati.
” NTR is not part of the project. Whatever you’re reading about him playing a crucial role is nothing but plain rumour,” told a source close to the actor to a news agency. Speculations were bound to arise since Jr NTR is the closest actor from the current lot of actors who could reprise the role of the legendary NTR. Since he is the grandson of the yesteryear dynamic actor, rumours were also raised that he would fit the bill perfectly.
Mahanati will showcase the incidents that happened in Savitri’s life and how her life ended on a sad note. Mahanati is being directed by Nag Ashwin, who earlier directed Yevade Subramanyam, and is being bankrolled by Swapna Cinemas and Vyjayanthi movies.
Talking about why they chose iconic actress Savitri for a biopic, Nag Ashwin said, ” There have been countless actresses over the last 80 years in Telugu cinema but none have earned the title of Mahanati. And even today it has solely been reserved for Savitri.”
Keerthy Suresh is playing the role of Savitri in Mahanati and Dulquer Salmaan is essaying the role of her husband Gemini Ganesan in the film.