Actor Samantha Akkineni unveiled her look from Mahanati, the biopic on legendary actor Savitri, on her Twitter handle today. Sporting a retro look, Samantha Akkineni will be seen playing a journalist in Mahanati and the story of Savitri will unfold from her perspective. Samantha took to Twitter and wrote – “Really happy to be a part of such a wonderful film . I hope you love #Madhuravani as much as I loved being her #Mahanati @VyjayanthiFilms @nagashwin7 #MahanationMay9th.” Samantha’s character is named Madhuravani which is, coincidentally, a character played by Savitri in a film titled Kanyasulkam which was one of the biggest hits released in 1955. Samantha Akkineni in this retro look is pleasing and will surely leave her fans asking for more. Mahanati also stars Kerthy Suresh in the titular role and Dulquer Salmaan will be seen portraying Gemini Ganesan in it.
Really happy to be a part of such a wonderful film . I hope you love #Madhuravani as much as I loved being her ❤️❤️❤️ #Mahanati @VyjayanthiFilms @nagashwin7 #MahanationMay9th pic.twitter.com/zrCim93nPW
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) April 6, 2018
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.
Mahanati is one of the most awaited for films in South Indian cinema since it will portray the life of an iconic actress – Savitri – who has acted in all four South Indian languages, majorly in Telugu and Tamil. Having acted alongside many top stars of her times like Akkineni Nageswar Rao, N.T.Rama Rao and Gemini Ganesan among many others.