Vijay Deverakonda of ‘Arjun Reddy’ is set to make his Kollywood debut in the bilingual biopic of yesteryear Actress Savitri – ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’ (Tamil) ‘Mahanati’ (Telugu). The Actress has acted in many films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam from the 1950’s to 1960’s. The film has very high expectations with the star-studded cast – Keerthi Suresh as the Actress herself and Dulquer Salmaan to play her beau – Gemini Ganesan. Samantha Akkineni is to play the role of the narrator, she is reported to play actress Jamuna, a close friend of the actress and Vijay Devarkonda will play the role of Vijay Anthony, opposite Samantha.
The film is produced by Vyjayanthi productions and it began shooting at Ramakrishna Studios in Hyderabad on 29 May 2017 and is set to release on 9 May 2018. Directed by ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ director, Nag Ashwin while Mickey J Meyer and Dani Sanchez-Lopez were confirmed as music composer and cinematographer respectively.
Yesterday, Actor Vijay Deverakonda released his first look poster for the film on his twitter has received a positive response from fans.