Not Keerthy Suresh but Samantha Ruth Prabhu was the original choice to essay the role of Savithri: One of the most anticipated and awaited biopics of the South cinema is on the row which is the Mahanati that is all set to presents the chronicle life of the yesteryear legendary actress Savithri.
The film is all set to direct by Nag Ashwin and the popular movie Southern budding superstar Keerthy Suresh has been roped to immortalize the key role of Savithri.
The actress Keerthy Suresh first glimpse as Savitri was revealed, and fans were amazed to see the first look of the star Keerthy Suresh because of her resemblance with the legendary actress is uncanny, especially her eloquent eyes!
Now we are waiting to see how Keerthy Suresh will be pulled off this powerful role, as a report is coming from the media house Hindustan Times said that in this movie there is something surprising going to reveals for the Keerthy Suresh’s fans.
But news which is making headlines that Keerthy Suresh was NOT the original choice, for the title role of Savithri.
The prominent actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu was the original choice for the role Savithri, and it was not Keerthy Suresh. But the further report suggests that the director was keen to cast new face so Keerthy Suresh was chosen.
Samantha is still part of the film as she is all set to see in the role of another movie actress Jamuna Savithri’s friend. She will also be the narrator of the movie.
In an exclusive interview to the leading media portal Bollywood life, Samantha said about the movie “Savithri” and about working with Nag Ashiwn who happens to be only one film old – “We had the narration session for almost three hours. Until someone else has told, I would have never known or felt that the director has little experience. The very thought of making a biopic on Savitri amma itself is very mature. Not everybody can think like that or pull it off as he did. I never had any apprehensions about his experience because he has done his part well. Be it the way he narrated or the screenplay; it was masterly, and I realized he is completely capable of doing it. The only thing I had in my mind was about what my contribution would be and how am I going to do justice to the story”.
The movie is all set to throw light on one of the most crucial people in the Savitri’s life – Gemini Ganesan. She married this actor with whom she had 2 kids.
This role will be played Dulquer Salmaan and the film also marks his debut in the Telugu cinema. The movie also stars Vijay Devarakonda, Mohan Babu and Shalini Pandey in other important roles.
For the Tamil, cinema Savitri is known as Nadgayar Thilagam, and the film is all set to hit theatres on this March 2018.
Now you must surprise to know that Samantha was the original choice, do you still think that she is the better Savithri? Or Keerthy Suresh did justice to her role as Savithri?
Do let us know in the comment below!
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