Yevade Subramanyam director Nag Ashwin will be directing the biopic on yesteryear iconic actress Savitri which is titled Mahanati. The film features Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Dulquer Salmaan in key roles. Keerthy Suresh will play the legendary actress Savitri while Dulquer Salmaan will play Gemini Ganesan in the film. Samantha Ruth Prabhu will essay the role of a journalist in the film and the story in the film will be narrated from the perspective of Samantha’s role.
The principal shoot of Mahanati began today in Hyderabad at Ramakrishna studios. None of the actors who are portraying the lead role were present in today’s shoot though.
Recent reports also suggest that young actor Vijay Deverakonda has been roped in for a brief role in the film and will play Samantha’s love interest in this biopic. Mahanati is being produced by Aswini Dutt’s daughter Swapma Dutt under the banner Swapna Cinemas and presented under their home banner Vyjayanthi Movies.
Sources close to the unit say that the makers are making sure that the appearance of each character is perfect and are leaving no stone unturned. An extensive research was conducted the makers before finalising the cast and the looks of the characters.
News also has it that Prakash Raj has been approached for an important character in the film and the actor is yet to give his nod for the role. Buzz is also that Anushka Shetty has been approached for a key role in the film and the negotiations are in progress regarding this.
The production house hasn’t yet confirmed the final cast of the film since the negotiations are still under way.