‘Mahanati’ is an upcoming bilingual shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu which stars Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Prabhu and Dulquer Salman in lead roles. ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’ in Tamil, this film is a biopic on classic era superstar Savitri whose story behind the screen got lost in time. Samantha is looking retro and dapper in her first look from the film which is immensely different from any of her past films and certainly ‘Rangasthalam’. Since the film is set in classic era of cinema, entire ambience and look of the characters has been molded accordingly to warm the details.
Dulquer Salman is portraying the role of legendary actor Gemini Ganesan and managed to look the part in his character reveal. Keerthy’s look as Savitri has been kept hidden so far and makers perhaps want to reveal it in a grand way because that’s the highlight of the film. Dulquer has done Tamil films before such as ‘Ok Kanmani’ but this will be his first Telugu and self admittedly he has worked hard on it. He posted a picture of his from the dubbing room where he was quite stressed about dubbing it in Telugu because it can be a tough language for a Malayalam speaking guy.
Samantha is riding high on the blockbuster success of her latest Telugu release ‘Rangasthalam’ which is breaking records all over the town. It is certainly going to be the biggest hit of Samantha’s Telugu career and might even cross Ram Charan’s ‘Magadheera’ to become biggest hit of his career as well. Rangasthalam is basically record breaking and second only to Baahubali as far as Andhra Pradesh numbers are concerned. Samantha’s character as a rural girl has been extremely appreciated as she tanned herself and completely changed her demeanor to meet the character. Mahanati will release on 9May, 2018.