Samantha Role in Savitri biopic
Nag Ashwin of 'Yevade Subramanyam' fame took up the challenge to direct the biopic of Savitri, 'Mahanati'. Keerthy Suresh is essaying the role of Savitri in this much-awaited flick. People were confident that she would do complete justice to the character after watching films such as 'Nenu Sailaja', 'Remo' and 'Nenu Local'.
Samantha is being signed to reprise a crucial character in 'Mahanati'. Nag Ashwin designed the look of Sam by taking inspiration from female journalists in the 80s.
Sources close to the unit say, Samantha will appear as a Journalist who does a research on the life of Savithri. Even the narration will be from this Journalist's point of view.
Vyjayanthi Movies is bankrolling 'Mahanati'. Mickey J Meyer scores Music. Theatrical release will be in the second half of 2017.