The much awaited biopic on veteran legendary actor Savitri, titled Mahanati, is slated to be released on May 9th, 2018 worldwide. Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati stars Keerthy Suresh in the titular role while Dulquer Salmaan will be seen playing Gemini Ganesan. Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda too will be seen playing pivotal roles in Mahanati and the two actors will be pairing up for the first time. The makers of Mahanati had recently released the look of Samantha Akkineni from Mahanati which created huge excitement around the film and Telugu movie-buffs are eager to watch the story of Savitri unfold on the big screens. The makers have now unveiled the first look of Vijay Deverakonda from Mahanati in which he will be seen playing a character named Vijay Antony. Vijay Deverakonda’s retro look in the film seems to be perfect and the actor looks strikingly charming in the look. What really is intriguing is the vintage camera that is seen hanging in Vijay’s neck in the first look which shows that the makers have taken utmost care about the looks of each character in the film.
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The post production works of Mahanati are currently under way and recently Dulquer Salmaan dubbed for his portions in the film which will be his debut in Telugu. Dulquer Salmaan will be seen playing Gemini Ganesan while the titular role of Savitri will be played by Keerthy Suresh. Mahanati will tell the story of the life of iconic actor Savitri who was one of the biggest female stars in South Indian cinema in 60s. Produced by Swapna Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies, Mahanati has a stellar star cast which includes Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Mohan Babu and Bhanu Priya among many others. Mahanati will portray the life of Savitri and will showcase the rise and fall of the yesteryear actor who was married to Gemini Ganesan.