On the occasion of the Ugadi festival, the makers of the much awaited biopic of legendary actress, Savitri, ‘Mahanati’ released a new poster and officially announced the release date to be May 9. The movie was initially expected to be released on March 30.

The film is a narrative by a film journalist played by Samantha Akkineni, with Keerthy Suresh in the titular role. Dulquer Salmaan reprises the character of Gemini Ganesan while Naga Chaitanya has been recently roped in to play the role of his late grandfather Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey and Prakash Raj are also part of the team in significant roles.

The mega budget film simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu is directed by Nag Ashwin and bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies.