Director clarifies on talks about Suriya playing Mammootty’s son in Yatra!
The YSR biopic ‘Yatra’ starring Malayalam superstar Mammootty is the latest talk in social medias. The makers had released the first look poster last day which is still trending virally. Mahi Raghav, who has made hit movies like Paathshala and Anando Brahma is directing this movie. While Mammootty has been confirmed for YSR’s role, the makers are still on the look for actors to play other crucial roles.
There is a buzz going around in social medias that Suriya is being considered for the role of YSR’s son,
YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who is the opposition leader in AP assembly currently. However, director Mahi Raghav has confirmed that they haven’t approached him yet but was quick to add that they would love to have Suriya on board. As of now only Mammootty and Telugu actor Posani Krishna are confirmed. The latter will be playing a fictional but a very prominent role in the movie.
YS Rajasekhara Reddy, popularly known as YSR, is one of the most iconic politicians that Andhra Pradesh has ever seen. According to the makers, Yatra is an event-based film which primarily focuses on the time during YSR’s three-month-long padayatra in 2003. The padayatra was a defining moment in his career which transformed him into a people’s leader.
YSR died in an air crash in 2009 after the helicopter carrying him crashed in a dense forest. He was so popular that hundreds of his followers committed suicide upon hearing his death. This upcoming biopic will showcase some of the important aspects of his life and his political journey.
Yatra officially commenced last day (April 9) and will have a three month long schedule. The movie is being produced jointly by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devi under the banner of 70mm Entertainments.