The biopic, titled 'Yatra', will feature Mammootty in the role of the late chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajashekar Reddy.

Nayanthara not approached for YSR biopic
Flix Tollywood Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 16:51

The Lady Superstar, as she is affectionately called by her fans for her spellbinding performances in films off late, Nayanthara is certainly giving sleepless nights to her counterparts in the film industry by bagging some of the best roles and prestigious projects.

While she has a number of films in her kitty right now, the buzz was that Nayanthara may be a part of the YSR biopic, which has the Malayalam megastar Mammootty playing the role of the late chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajashekar Reddy. It was rumoured that Nayan was roped in to play YSR’s wife Vijayalakshmi in the film. However, it has now been clarified by sources close to the film unit that Nayan has not been approached till now to be a part of the biopic, which is titled Yatra.

Further, sources in tinsel town say that Keerthy Suresh is in talks to play a pivotal role in the biopic and that an official announcement in this regard will be out soon. Interestingly, Keerthy is busy with another biopic right now. Titled Mahanati, the film is based on the life of the legendary actor Savitri, in which Keerthy is playing the title role.

Yatra, directed by Mahi V Raghav, will reportedly centre round the popular padayatra undertaken by YSR, which helped him win the elections. Mammootty will be playing YSR in this flick and he will be dubbing for himself.

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.

It may be mentioned here that Mammootty was last seen in a Telugu movie way back in 1992 and will be back in Tollywood after well over 25 years.

The shooting for Yatra will begin in June this year with the filmmakers eyeing a possible release later this year or early next.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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