Some time ago, we had revealed that Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Keerthy Suresh were teaming up for a biopic on legendary yesteryears actress, Savitri, whose career spanned from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s, during which she had appeared in several highly successful Tamil and Telugu films, winning tremendous accolades for her performances along the way.
Titled Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil and Mahanati in Telugu, the film will see Keerthy slipping into the shoes of Savitri while Samantha would be playing the role of another yesteryears actress, Jamuna, who was a close confidant of Savitri, but had a falling out with her in later years. The film will supposedly be told from Jamuna’s point-of-view.
Now, the latest to emerge from this production is that another top actress has joined to cast for a vital part. The lady in question in none other than Anushka Shetty and word from the unit is that she’s given her consent to producer Nag Ashwin after he had approached her for the role. Another possible addition to the cast is actor Prakash Raj.
Three top heroines of the South in one project – female-centric films don’t get any bigger than this.
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