One of the most interesting films in South Indian cinema this year is the biopic on iconic actress Savitri which is titled ‘Mahanati’. The biopic will star Keerthy Suresh as Savitri and Dulquer Salmaan as Gemini Ganesan, her husband, and also stars Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in important roles. Produced by Vyjayanthi Movies, ‘Mahanati’ has almost wrapped up the shooting and is gearing up for a summer release. The makers are taking extreme care for the film in terms of the look and feel of it. The sets, costumes and props in the locations will be set from 1950s till 1980s, the time when Savitri passed away. Few pictures from the shooting location of ‘Mahanati‘ are going viral on social media and these pictures will take us back to the yesteryear.
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Actor Vijay Deverakonda shared a picture from the shooting location of ‘Mahanati‘ on his social networking page and that picture will take us back to the 80s. The photo is that of an office where Vijay and Samantha work, a newspaper publication. Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda will be playing a couple in ‘Mahanati‘, according to reports.
Besides Dulquer Salmaan, Keerthy Suresh and Samantha Akkineni, ‘Mahanati‘ will have some very popular actors playing pivotal roles which includes Prakash Raj, Rajendra Prasad and Mohan Babu among many others. ‘Mahanati‘ will portray the rise and fall of Savitri during her highly illustrious career and will also showcase how she became the superstar of South Indian cinema in 60s and 70s. ‘Mahanati‘ will be released in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam simultaneously since Savitri has acted in most of the South Indian languages. Veteran actor Mohan Babu will be seen playing iconic actor S.V.Ranga Rao in ‘Mahanati’ and will be seen essaying the character played by SVR in ‘Mayabazar‘ in the biopic.