Versatile actor Mammootty, according to sources, has been approached to play the lead role in a Telugu movie. Sources are rife that Mammootty is in talks with a leading production house to play the lead role in a biopic on the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajashekar Reddy. And it goes without saying that he will be playing YSR in the biopic if things work out favourably.
Filmmaker Mahi Raghav is working on the script of this biopic and it is expected to go on the floors once the groundwork has been completed. Sources say that the team is waiting for a nod from the Malayalam megastar and if he gives the go ahead, the project would start rolling immediately.
However, there is another buzz doing the rounds that Tollywood star Nagarjuna has also been approached to play YSR! It needs to be seen which of the two stars will hop on board eventually.
It may be mentioned here that YSR died in an air crash in 2009 after the helicopter carrying him crashed in a dense forest. The biopic will reportedly showcase some of the important aspects of his life and his political journey.
The Malayalam megastarâ€™s last release was Street Lights. His Peranbu, a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ram, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam recently to rave reviews. The film is slated to hit the silver screens in May this year. Mammootty also has a slew of films in his kitty in various stages of production including Uncle, Parole and Abrahaminte Santhathikal.
Incidentally, Mammootty had played BR Ambedkar convincingly in the biopic Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar way back in 2000.
The shooting of the multilingual film on YSR is expected to begin this year and the rest of the star cast would be announced soon, we hear.
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