Gemini Ganesan was married to Savitri.

Not Suriya but Dulquer to play Gemini Ganesan in MahanatiDigital Native
Flix Tollywood Monday, April 24, 2017 - 18:16

Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan, currently awaiting the release of Amal Neerad’s Comrade in America (CIA), has landed a pivotal role in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual film Mahanati, a biopic on the legendary southern actor Savitri.

In the film, to be directed by Nag Ashwin, the Charlie actor will be playing veteran Tamil star Gemini Ganesan, who was married to Savitri. Originally, Suriya was considered for the role but the Ghajini actor wasn’t quite interested in the offer as he is occupied with Thaana Serntha Kootam.

Ashwin had also considered Madhavan for the role. However, it’s not sure whether he even approached the Irudhi Suttru star with the offer. Keerthy Suresh, who is currently the toast of the town, will play Savitri in the film, which will also feature Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a key role. Apparently, Samantha will be seen as a journalist and the story will be told from her perspective. With the project slated to go on the floors from June, the makers are busy finalising rest of the cast.

The film, which will be a magnum opus set in the golden era with massive sets, is likely to be dubbed in Malayalam as well. Interestingly, this will be first biopic attempt in Telugu filmdom.

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