Jr NTR is not a part of Savitri biopic 'Mahanti'

Jr NTR may be playing a cameo in the Savitri biopic titled Mahanati.
Jr NTR is not a part of Savitri biopic 'Mahanti'
Jr NTR is not a part of Savitri biopic 'Mahanti'
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While, this rumour was spreading like wildfire, sources close to the star immediately set out to douse the fire with a clarification that there is no truth in it. Jr NTR is currently busy playing the lead role in the KS Ravindra directorial Jai Lava Kusa and will be shooting for the Telugu version of reality show Big Boss soon.

With several commitments needing his attention, the star is busy, we hear.

Meanwhile, Mollywood star Dulquer Salman had joined the sets of Mahanati and has begun shooting for his role. While Dulquer will be essaying the role of veteran actor Gemini Ganesan who was Savitri’s husband, Keerthy Suresh will be playing the actor herself. Samantha is also included to the star cast and she will be seen as a journalist. In fact, the entire story will be narrated through her eyes, which makes her role pivotal.

Directed by Nag Ashwin, the biopic is being made in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu simultaneously considering the fact that Savitri was hugely popular in both the film industries. The film is produced by Ashwini Dutt under the banner Vyjayanti Movies. Mickey J Meyer is composing music for this flick.

It may be mentioned here that Madhavan was initially approached to essay the Gemini Ganesan role in the movie but the actor turned down the offer for reasons best known to him. Following this, Dulquer Salman agreed to sign on the dotted lines. Reports are that the filmmakers wanted a well known face in all the three film industries and decided to cast Dulquer.

Director Nag Ashwin made his debut in Tollywood with Yevade Subramanyam in 2015, which had Nani playing the lead role. Mahanati is his second outing.

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