One of the most anticipated biopics in the Telugu film industry is a biopic on the legendary senior actress Savitri. With Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan in leading roles, this biopic is titled Mahanati. While Keerthy plays the role of the main actress herself, Samantha plays a journalist while Dulquer plays the role of Gemini Ganesan. This long-awaited biopic is directed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Ashwini Dutt under the Vyjayanti Movies banner.
Despite having a good distribution of stars, producer Dutt tries to correct Jr. NTR and Naga Chaitanya as well. It was established, a biopic on the actress Savitri minus the roles of Sr NTR and ANR is impossible. The most difficult task for the Mahanati team is now to create two actors who can do justice to the roles of the top actors.
Dutt believes, Jr. NTR and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya will be able to do complete justice to the roles of their respective grandparents. However, when the senior producer approached them, Jr. NTR politely refused the offer. The Young Tiger said he would not be able to do justice to the role of Sr NTR. On the other hand, while Naga Chaitanya did not care to play the role of the ANR, he conditioned that he will only make Mahanati if Jr. NTR does.
The decision makers decided to keep Sharwanand and Nani in the roles of Sr NTR and ANR respectively as reserve options. However, their first choice would be to throw Jr. NTR and Naga Chaitanya into these roles. Main producer Dutt is still trying to convince Jr. NTR for the role. Any other role outside of these two has been finalized. We have to wait and watch how this happens.