The much awaited for biopic Mahanati on the yesteryear iconic actor Savitri is finally wrapped up and the makers have confirmed the same. Lead actor Keerthy Suresh took to Twitter and posted a picture from the sets of the film in which she pays a homage to the legendary actor Savitri on the last day of the shooting. Produced by Swapna Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies, Mahanati also stars Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda in important roles. Keerthy wrote – “An incredible journey of over an year, gets completed today. I feel emotionally taken aback. Big thanks to @nagashwin7 & @VyjayanthiFilms for their trust in me. We all have something proud to look back. Can’t wait to get her at the theatres😊🙏 #MahanatiOnMay9th @nadigaiyar_offl.”
An incredible journey of over an year, gets completed today. I feel emotionally taken aback. Big thanks to @nagashwin7 & @VyjayanthiFilms for their trust in me. We all have something proud to look back. Can’t wait to get her at the theatres😊🙏#MahanatiOnMay9th @nadigaiyar_offl pic.twitter.com/YtJueraq6s
— Keerthy Suresh (@KeerthyOfficial) March 22, 2018
Speaking about the journey, producer Swapna Dutt said, “Working with Keerthy Suresh, Samantha, Dulquer Salman, Vijay Devarakonda, Sri.Rajandra Prasad,Sri Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Shalini Pandey, Malavika Nair, Bhanu Priya, Divya Vani,Srinivas avasarala and an extraordinary ensemble of cameos is an honour. Mohan Babu garu and Rajendra Prasad garu always stood as our pillars. Thanks for their blessings . Keerthy Suresh wiped the tears rolling down her cheeks as she lit the diyas in the front of Savitri garus picture after the lost shot of Mahanati.”
Speaking about the year-long journey, Swapna said, “It was an Emotional Last day for the Mahanati team as they finally broke the traditional pumpkin to mark the ending of shoot. The biopic on legendary actress Savitri produced jointly by prestigious production houses Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema will now move into post production. Thanks to our efficient technical team which supported us throughout in this epic journey of Mahanati. We feel proud to have produced this esteemed project, and have made sure that we uphold the standards of the legend, that is Savitri garu.”
Mahanati is slated to be released on May 9th, 2018 worldwide and will be a simultaneous release in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. The biopic was earlier slated for a release in March but had to be pushed ahead due to delay in production works.