Official: Suriya confirms being a part of Mammootty’s Yatra
It is already known that Mammootty is playing the lead in former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR’s biopic ‘Yatra’. 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 have still not announced details regarding the supporting actors.
For the past few weeks, there has been a buzz going around in social medias about Tamil star Suriya playing a crucial role in the movie. As it turns out, the news is indeed true as Suriya confirmed it last day during the Amma Mazhavillu Show.
Reports suggest that Suriya is being considered for the role of YSR’s son, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who is the opposition leader in AP assembly currently. Suriya and Mammootty have not acted together previously and so fans are highly excited to see the two actors together on screen. An official announcement regarding Suriya’s casting is yet to be made by the makers.
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 is being produced jointly by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devi under the banner of 70mm Entertainments.