Keerthy Suresh, who had the film buffs spell bound with her performance as Savitri in Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigayar Thilagam in Tamil, will once again be playing the same role that she had immortalized. According to latest reports, Keerthy Suresh has been approached to play Savitri in the NTR biopic and she had agreed to do it.
It is well known that Savitri and NT Rama Rao had shared the screen space in several films during their heydays as hero and heroine with blockbuster hits in their lists. Therefore, it is natural that Savitri would be an indomitable character in his biopic.
With Keerthy Suresh winning accolades for her portrayal as Savitri in Mahanati, the makers of the NTR biopic have roped her in for the same role. Sources in the know say that director J Krish had briefed her about the role and Keerthy Suresh agreed to hop on board.
The NTR biopic is one of the most anticipated films with N Balakrishna, son of NT Rama Rao playing the titlular role. Interestingly, he is co-producing the film along with Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri. The film, which went on to the floors recently, has an impressive star cast that includes Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati, Sumanth, Mohan Babu and others. It may be mentioned here that the initial plan was to sign up Naga Chaitanya to play Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the biopic but he was replaced with Sumanth as it is a highly performance-oriented role.
The biopic, which is a well researched project, initially had Teja helming the affairs as the director but the mantle was later handed over to Krish who is now heading the project. The shooting of this film is currently underway with plans to have it released for Sankaranthi next year.
Tollywood is currently under the biopic fad with a biopic on the late chief minister of Andhra YS Rajasekar Reddy, the freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy and wrestler Kodi Ramamurthy being made.