One of the most awaited biopics in Telugu cine industry is a biopic on the legendary senior actress Savitri. Featuring Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan in lead roles, this biopic is titled Mahanati. While Keerthy is playing the role of the senior actress herself, Samantha is playing a journalist while Dulquer is playing the role of Gemini Ganesan. This much awaited biopic is directed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Ashwini Dutt under Vyjayanti Movies banner.
Despite having a good star cast, producer Dutt is yearning to rope Jr. NTR and Naga Chaitanya as well. It has been established, a biopic on actress Savitri minus the roles of Sr. NTR and ANR is impossible. The most difficult task for the Mahanati team, now, is to cast two actors who can do justice to the roles of the senior actors.
Dutt believes, Jr. NTR and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya will be able to do complete justice to the roles of their respective grandfathers. However, when the senior producer approached them, Jr. NTR politely declined the offer. The Young Tiger said he will not be able to justice to Sr. NTR’s role. On the other hand, while Naga Chaitanya did not mind playing ANR’s role, he put a condition that he will do Mahanati only if Jr. NTR does it.
The makers decided to keep Sharwanand and Nani in the roles of Sr. NTR and ANR respectively as reserve options. However, their first choice would be to cast Jr. NTR and Naga Chaitanya in these roles. Senior producer Dutt is still trying to convince Jr. NTR for the role. Every other role apart from these two has been finalized. We have to wait and watch how it turns out.
Wishing Ashwini Dutt and the entire team of Mahanati all the very best for their upcoming movie!