Keerthy Suresh has already had two releases this year – Thaanaa Serndha Koottam in Tamil and Agnyaathavaasi in Telugu. While Agnyaathavaasi failed to impress the audiences, Thaana Serndha Koottam turned out to be a successful outing for the actress. Keerthy will next be seen in the biopic on yesteryear actress Savitri titled ‘Mahanati’ which is being directed by Nag Ashwin. The film will portray the important aspects – rise and fall – of Savitri in both, professional and personal life and many unknown facts are said to be revealed in the biopic. The shooting of the film is said to be almost complete and is gearing up for a March release, as confirmed in the teaser by the makers. And as the shooting schedules of ‘Mahanati’ comes to an end, Keerthy Suresh seems to be following in the footsteps of Savitri and did what the legendary actress used to do during her hay days.
According to sources close to the film, Keerthy Suresh gifted gold coins to the crew of the film which reminded the makers and the film fraternity of the legendary actress Savitri. It is said that Savitri used to gift the crew and co-stars of her film after the wrap-up in some form. Industry insiders say that Keerthy is also following Savitri’s footsteps and trying to have a similar impact.
The biopic has Keerthy Suresh playing Savitri and Dulquer Salmaan playing Gemini Ganesan, who was Savitri’s husband. Besides Keerthy and Dulquer, ‘Mahanati’ will also have Samantha Akkineni in important role and the story of the iconic actress will be narrated by the role played by Samantha. Besides this heavy star cast, Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Vijay Deverakonda, Mohan Babu, Shalini Pandey and many other popular actors will be seen important roles in ‘Mahanati’. The biopic is being produced by Swapna and Priyanka Dutt under the banner Swapna Cinemas and Vyjayanti Movies.