Keerthy Suresh to play Mammootty’s daughter?
As we had reported earlier, Mammootty is playing the lead in late Andhra Pradesh Cheif Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s biopic. The movie titled as ‘Yatra’ is directed by Mahi Raghav, who has made movies like Paathshala and Anando Brahma. While Mammootty has been confirmed for YSR’s role, the makers are on the look for actors to play other crucial roles.
If reports are to be believed, Keerthy Suresh is being considered for the role of YSR’s daughter in the movie.The makers have already got the approval from YSR’s family members for the biopic. Keerthy enjoys popularity among the Telugu audience and the makers are keen to sign her for the movie. The actress is yet to give her nod as her dates are blocked due to the ongoing TNFPC strike. If Keerthy signs for Yatra, it will be her first outing with Mammootty, with whom her mother Menaka Suresh has acted in numerous movies.
YS Rajasekhara Reddy, popularly known as YSR, is one of the most iconic politicians that Andhra Pradesh has ever seen. 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.
Reportedly, Mammootty has given his call sheets for Yatra from June. The makers are planning to complete shooting and post-production formalities in six months and release the film either in December or January 2019. They will soon be meeting Mammootty and work for the characterization together.
According to director Mahi Raghav, 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. Yatra will be produced jointly by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devi under the banner of 70mm Entertainments.