As per a leading daily, the eagerly-awaited ‘Mahanati’—which is based on the life of yesteryear actress Savitri—ill showcase not only her rise to stardom but also her eventual downfall. Confirming this, a source said that the Nag Ashwin directorial will highlight how Savitri got addicted to liquor in her final days and faced many problems because of the same. The source also revealed that the film will also touch upon the type of impact Savitri’s friends had on her life.
“The film also shows how Savitri got addicted to liquor and how it spoiled her career. Her last days, where the actress completely lost everything and how she was influenced by her friends will also be shown,” added the source.
Well, this is a nice revelation and is bound to add to the buzz surrounding ‘Mahanati’. In case you did not know, ‘Mahanati’ features actress Keerthy Suresh in the role of Savitri and is being shot simultaneous in Tamil-Telugu. Besides the ‘Bairavaa’ actress, it also has Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan in the lead. He will be seen essaying a character modelled on Gemini Ganesan.
Sometime ago, he had said that he will not look like the yesteryear star in ‘Mahanati’.
“I’m not going to look like him. I can’t, honestly, and I don’t want to wear prosthetic. My approach is simple. I would like to be me in the 1950s and play myself if I was a big movie star. I don’t think I should attempt to play Gemini Ganesan, and the director also agreed,” he had added.
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