Samantha, Keerthi Suresh start shooting for Savithri biopic

The shooting of ‘Mahanati’ aka ‘Nadigayar Thilakam’ formally commenced in Hyderabad on Monday (May 29).

It’s a bilingual (Telugu-Tamil) biopic of legendary actress Savithri and Keerthy Suresh plays the lead role. Dulquer Salman will be seen in the role of her husband and legendary actor Gemini Ganesan. Samantha will be playing a journalist.

Shivam Rao, who wowed audiences and critics alike with his

production design in India’s first submarine-based war drama ‘Ghazi’, has been roped in for ‘Mahanati’.

The team has also approached Anushka Shetty and Prakash Raj to play pivotal roles. Nag Ashwin of ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ fame is helming the project.