Upcoming Telugu flick Mahanati is getting bigger by the day even as the star cast is getting bigger with the addition of a prominent actor each passing day. Mahanati is also one of the most awaited films of the year. The film is a biopic of yesteryear actress Savitri.Keerthy Suresh is all set to reprise the role of Savitri.
In 80s legendary Telugu actors Akkineni Nageswar Rao and Savitri were the best Jodi on the silver screen. The makers of Mahanati were looking for someone to play ANR's role. Earlier, there were rumors that Nani would get into the shoes of ANR in Mahanati. ut But guess what? The latest we hear is that Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, grandson of ANR is on board to play the role of his grandfather in the film.
Reports also indicate that the makers are also planning to rope in Jr.NTR to play the role of his grandfather senior NTR who was also the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Looks like Naga Chaitanya and NTR are all set to step into the the shoes of their respective grandfathers. If that happens, it will be a true delight for his fans to watch them in those new avatars and it is a rare thing for the stars to get these kind of chances, why would anybody want to miss watching Naga Chaitanya and NTR even if it means for a few minutes on the big screen and in a biopic, wow! Naga Chaitanya has given only two days for the shoot due to his other work commitments. NTR who is back to Hyderabad after prepping for his role in the Rajamouli flick is yet to give his dates.
The film was actually supposed to release in the month of March but now the release date has been pushed to May.The star cast also includes Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Prakash Raj and Mohan Babu playing pivotal roles. So far, the makers have released only the first look poster on the occasion of Keerthy Suresh's Birthday which received a thumping response from several quarters. This movie Mahanati will mark the first biopic in Tollywood with respect to the life of a supestar.