From Vidya Balan to Nithya Menon to Samantha, many names were considered for the role of Mahanati Savitri by director Nag Ashwin (Yevade Subramanyam fame) who is making the biopic of the legendary actress. Due to various reasons, he is forced to select other actress leaving the original options. Finally, he is said to have selected hot and happening Keerthy Suresh for this role.
Keerthy Suresh who recently signed to play as the female lead opposite Pawan Kalyan in Trivikram’s film has become the busiest actress in Tamil and Telugu movies.
Naga Ashwin, who married producer Ashwini Dutt’s daughter and made debut as a director with ‘Evade Subramanyam’, is said to have taken her on the grounds that her presence makes the film more viable than Nithya Menon or another actress. Since Keerthy is more popular in Tamil now, he can sell the movie in Tamilnadu too.
Although Samantha will be very much of this project, she is not the playing the title role. She will narrate the life story of Savitri who was born Savitri Kommareddy on 6 December 1935 in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh and went on rule South Indian film industry for two decades in 1950 to 1970. Savitri’s personal life was plugged with many issues.