Vyjayanthi Movies had announced the making of an epic biopic on iconic actress Savitri, titled #Mahanati. The makers had made an announcement on March 8, 2017 that Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Keerthy Suresh have been roped in for the biopic. However, they did not disclose what characters they would be essaying. Reports came in earlier that Samantha would be playing the role of a journalist and the narration of the story in the film will be from her viewpoint. Latest developments have further revealed more details about the cast of the film.
Vyjayanthi Movies, the producers of #Mahanati, made an official announcement on Sunday evening that young Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan will portray the role of Gemini Ganesan in #Mahanati and Keerthy Suresh will play the iconic actress Savitri. The announcement comes after a lot of speculations about who would be playing the role of Gemini Ganesan started doing rounds. There were reports earlier that Prakash Raj might portray the role of Gemini Ganesan too, but this official announcement cleared all the air regarding the cast of the dynamic actor.
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What remains unclear still is who would be playing the role of Jamuna, NTR and ANR in the biopic. Buzz in the industries are that Anushka Shetty might play the role of Jamuna since she is the only one in the current lot who fits the bill.
The director of #Mahanati, Nag Aswhin who earlier directed Yevade Subramanyam, has been doing some extensive research on the actress’ life and is taking extreme care in the cast of the film.