You will soon find Samantha and Keerthy Suresh are playing the lead role in Tamil-Telugu bilingual, which will be directed by Telugu film director Nag Ashwin. The film titled ‘Mahanati’ is a biopic on actress Savithri. The makers of the film has released the first look poster of the film who has been released and actress Keerthy Suresh has also revealed that she would be playing the legendary Savithri in the film. The film, we hear, will be centered on the veteran’s life and her place in the industry. While the biopic will talk about the tragic episodes in the actress’ life, it will largely focus on the brighter moments.
The film, which aims to take us back to the journey of why Savitri is still called Mahanati. Interestingly, the biopic has been titled Mahanati and stars Samantha Prabhu and Keerthy Suresh in the lead role. While Samantha’s role has been kept under wraps, it is Keerthy Suresh who will be seen playing the titular character. But nothing more has been revealed about the film as of yet.
If you do not know about Savitri, she is a legendary South actress, who made her acting debut in 1950 Telugu-Tamil drama Samarasam. She went on to star in several classics such as Devadasu, Missamma, Penin Perumai, Pasa Malar, Bhale Ramudu, Thodi Kodallua, Mayabazaar and Gundamma Katha. Even now, on special occasions, her films are played at several open theatres and even on television, paying tribute to a star whose body of work has been an inspiration for actors across the nation.