The makers of upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual biopic “Mahanati”, based on the life of late legendary southern actress Savitri, released the first look poster on Wednesday.
To be directed by Nag Ashwin, the veteran actress will be played by Keerthy Suresh in the film.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu will also be playing a key role.
Ashwin had earlier said that the project will be a magnum opus period film set in the golden era.
“With massive set pieces, the film will be unlike anything we’ve explored in Indian cinema,” Ashwin had said.
Asked why a biopic on Savitri and not on any other popular actress, he said: “There have been countless actresses over the last 80 years in Telugu cinema but none have earned the title of Mahanati, and even today it has solely been reserved for Savitri”.
To be produced by Vyjayanthi Movies, the project is slated to go on the floors later this year.