“Yevade Subramanyam” fame director Nag Ashwin’s second film which is titled “Mahanati Savitri” is a biopic on the life of the late legendary actress Savitri. Nag Ashwin spent the last six months in researching the facts about Savitri. Reportedly he read a lot of articles and books, met old journalists and actors for getting all the right facts.
Though the makers of the movie are yet to announce it officially, sources claim the producers of the movie are in talks with Samantha to cast her in the film. Nag Ashwin had given the script narration to the actor and Samantha is yet to give her decision. Earlier sources said Nithya Menen will play the role of Savitri. Let us wait for the makers to announce the cast of the film.
Recently a popular news daily asked Nag Ashwin why did he specifically choose Savitri and not on any other popular actress. Ashwin replied, “There have been countless actresses over the last 80 years in Telugu cinema but none have earned the title of Mahanati, and even today it has solely been reserved for Savitri.”
Actress Savitri was a multi-facet artist. She was not only a talented actress but also a talented director, producer, playback singer and dancer in the 1960s. She appeared in numerous films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. Even today she is regarded as one of the finest actresses in the South film industry. We at thetelugufilmnagar.com wish good luck to the team of “Mahanati Savitri.”