The shooting of the Savitri biopic Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigayar Thilagam in Tamil is currently in progress and we hear that it will have Prakash Raj in an important role. The film will also be released in Malayalam.
The veteran actor has been signed up to play producer Alur Chakrapani in the biopic of the veteran actor. While Keerthy Suresh will be seen playing Savitri in the film, it has Dulquer Salmaan playing her husband and hero Gemini Ganesan. Samantha Ruth Prabhu will be playing a journalist and the film is told from her perspective about the actor.
On Prakash Raj’s role, we hear that he will be playing the veteran multilingual writer, producer, and director, Alur Chakrapani. He, in association with Nagi Reddy, had worked in about 35 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Odia movies in his illustrious career.
Scheduled to release next year, the film’s shooting began a couple of months ago. Keerthy Suresh who plays Savitri in the film has done a lot of homework to get her role right. Sources say that she has gained weight to fit into the character she is playing in the biopic.
Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film is produced under the Vyjayanthi Movies banner. A very popular actor of her times, Savitri has acted in various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. She was honoured with several awards in her career for her exemplary performance on the silver screens including the Rashtrapati Award, the Nandi Award, Kalaimamani, and the titles Mahanati Savitri, and Nadigayar Thilakam.
It may be mentioned here that three biographies on the actor have been published so far and they are Vendithera Vishaada Raagaalu by Pasupuleti Rama Rao, Mahanati Savitri Vendithera Samaragni by Pallavi and A Legendary Actress Mahanati Savitri by VR Murthy and V Soma Media.
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