Suspense over NTR and ANR roles in ‘Mahanati’ cleared!
Posted February 13, 2018, 1:20 pm at 13:20
Savithri will remain alive in the hearts of Telugu people, as long as Telugu Cinema exists. Be it her beauty, her grace, her charm or her charisma, no one is a match for her. The film titled ‘Mahanati’ is based on the life of Savithri. Keerthi Suresh is reprising the role of Savithri on the silver screen. Savithri’s film career wouldn’t be complete without NTR and ANR. Both the actors have done an innumerable number of films with Savithri. Most of the films even till date remain as classics.
The kind of impact the trio; NTR, ANR and Savithri, has is nothing short of Everest. Acknowledging this fact, ‘Mahanati’ director Nag Ashwin approached Naga Chaitanya and Jr. NTR to reprise their grandfathers, ANR and NTR respectively on the screen. While Naga Chaitanya initially agreed, he later pulled himself out of the project. While Jr. NTR declined the offer.
With no other go, and failing to find suitable actors for NTR and ANR roles, the director has opted for ‘digital representation’ of the two actors. A scene from the original movies will re-mastered and will be accordingly used in the film. Given this downside, the length of NTR and ANR characters is likely to be reduced in the film. C Ashwini Dutt is bankrolling the project under Vyjayanthi Movies. Mahanati will be releasing 2018 summer.