Samantha initially signed to play Savithri role!
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Everyone was initially skeptical after it was revealed that Keerthi Suresh will be reprising the Legendary actress Savithri in the film ‘Mahanati’. It is a biographical film on yesteryear actress Savithri. Many people have commented that Akkineni Samantha would have been a better choice. Samantha is playing a critical role (rumored to be essaying Jamuna) in the film.
The film’s producer Swapna Dutt shared an interesting thing about the film. Speaking to an English magazine, Swapna said that Samantha was initially signed to essay the role of Savithri.
‘Savithri garu is a great actress. She has the ability to express 100 emotions in 10 seconds. We first needed to understand how her characters were designed in the films. We got to know many unknown facts and information about Savithri garu after we met her daughter Chamundeshwari. We also collected a lot of photographs of Savithri garu.
Samantha was initially signed to play the role of Savithri garu in the film. But the film’s director, Nag Ashwin expressed that a new actress would be better to play the role. That’s when we opted for Keerthi Suresh in the film. Keerthi was pretty new to Telugu Film Industry when she signed our film,’ said Swapna Dutt.