When a biopic is being on an icon, it becomes very important for the makers to ensure that they do proper research and analysis of how the icon was perceived and what kind of life was lived by that icon. That’s exactly what is happening in the case of biopic of yesteryear iconic actress Savitri. Being produced by Aswini Dutt and directed by Nag Ashwin, the film is titled Mahanati and is being touted to be a prestigious project in the Telugu film circles. Actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Keerthy Suresh have been roped in for the film but details of what roles they would be essaying have not been revealed by the makers.
Buzz in the circles is that Samantha would be playing the role of a journalist in the film, who has seen the life of Savitri very closely. Reports suggest that Samantha is doing a lot of ground work for the role and wants to ensure that she plays the role to best. Reports say that Samantha has met quite a few journalists and discussed about few things. This will be the first time for Samantha will be playing such role and reports suggest that the story of the late actress will be from the perspective of this journalist. An official confirmation on this is awaited from the production house.
The casting team of the production house is in talks with several actors for key roles in the film details of which were being kept under wraps.