Vyjayanthi Films had released the first look of Savitri biopic’s “Mahanati”. Director Nag Ashwin, of Yevade Subramanyam fame is directing this biopic and will be produced by Ashwini Dutt's daughter Priyanka.
Earlier, Nithya Menon’s name was under discussion for savitri’s role but finally Keerthy Suresh bagged the opportunity and will be playing the title role along with Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
Legendary actress Savitri was born on January 4, 1936 in Tadepalle. She made her lead role debut in 1952 with “Pelli Chesi Choodu”. She was known for her roles in movies such as Devadasu, Mayabazaar, Missamma and Gundamma Katha.