Saranya Ponvannan PlayThe Role Of YS Vijayamma
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After Biopics took the Bollywood by a storm, it is the turn of Tollywood. Enter Telugu film industry is buzzing with back-to-back biopics. Be it Megastar Chiranjeevi’s ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’, or Balakrishna’s ‘NTR’, or Keerthi Suresh’s ‘Mahanati’, the biopic is seen everywhere. Joining this list is yet another biopic.
The latest addition is YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s ‘Yatra’. Rumours surfaced during the announcement of NTR Biopic that, YSR’s biopic will soon be announced. Since then there hasn’t been any confirmation until very recently.
The upcoming movie is tentatively titled as ‘Yatra’. Malayalam superstar Mammootty is playing the role, YS Rajasekhar Reddy. The production team has been scouting for someone who could reprise YS Vijayamma, wife of YSR. Though Radhika Sarathkumar has been considered initially, it is learnt that famous character artist Saranya Ponvannan is playing.
‘Saranya Ponvannan and YS Vijayamma share some similarities in how they look. The team felt that Saranya would be more suitable than anyone else’, said a close source for the production unit.Mahi V Raghav (‘Anando Brahma’ fame) is directing the movie.