Anushka Shetty in Dulquer Salmaan’s debut Telugu movie Mahanati
Mahanati, the biopic on legendary actress Savithri is nearing completion. Keerthy Suresh plays the lead role in this movie which also stars Dulquer Salmaan,Samantha, and ‘Arjun Reddy’ actors Shalini Pandey and Vijay Deverakonda in major roles. If reports are to be believed, Anushka Shetty has also joined the team.
Mahanati directed by Nag Ashwin has Keerthy Suresh as Savitri and Dulquer as late actor Gemini Ganesan. Reportedly, Anushka has been signed to play the role of Bhanumathi, who is hailed as the first woman superstar of Telugu cinema. The makers roped in Anushka as the role demanded a mature performer.
Almost 80% of the shoot has already been completed. Mahanati showcases both the personal and professional life of Savithri. She was briefly married to Gemini Ganesan and the movie will show some lesser known details about their relationship. Dulquer is playing the different phases of Gemini Ganesan in the movie and for that he will be seen sporting multiple looks.
Samantha and Vijay Devarakonda will be seen as journalists in the movie. The story evolves as the two set out to piece together the story of Savithri’s life. Mahanati is being produced by Vyjayanthi Movies. It is being made as a bilingual in Telugu and Tamil. The Tamil version is titled as ‘Nadigayar Thilagam’. A dubbed version in Malayalam has also been planned.