Mahanati will be shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu and plans are on to dub the film in Malayalam as well.

Savitris biopic Mahanati starts rolling in HyderabadImage credit: Digital Native
Flix Entertainment Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 14:27

The much expected film of the year, Mahanati, which is the biopic of late actor Savitri went on the floors in Hyderabad on Tuesday. The film’s pooja was held at a studio in Hyderabad. Mahanati will be shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu and plans are on to dub the film in Malayalam as well.

While Keerthy Suresh will be playing the legendary actress Savitri in the film, Dulquer Salmaan will be seen as her actor-husband Gemini Ganesan. Samantha has been roped in to play a journalist in the film and she has a pivotal role to play as the entire film is narrated through the eyes of her character. Vijay Devarakonda plays Samantha’s beau in the film and veteran Prakash Raj will be seen in a prominent role as well. To be directed by Nag Ashwin of Yevade Subramayam fame, the film is being bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies on a huge budget.

Born on December 6, 1936, Savitri made her debut in the film industry with Samsaram in 1950. She married actor Gemini Ganesan in 1955. Though Savitri starred in Tamil and Telugu films predominantly, she has also acted in quite a few Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi movies. In a career spanning well over three decades, she donned the greasepaint for 264 films.

Apart from acting, Savitri has also wielded the megaphone for movies like Praptham, Chiranjeevi, Maathru Devatha, Vintha Samsaram, and Kuzhanthai Ullam. In her illustrious career, she has been bestowed with various prestigious awards including the Rashtrapati Award, the Nandi Award, and the Kalaimamani award. A very talented actor, Savitri had shared the screen space with almost all the leading heroes of her time including MGR, NTR, Sivaji Ganesan, and Nageswara Rao. Mahanati is slated to hit the silver screens next year.

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