Samatha will play the lead role of Savithri and yet to announce it officially,
Samantha who has not signed any Telugu film after the release of ‘Janatha Garage’ is said to have excited by the narration of director Nag Ashwin. The ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ director is planning a new movie and he approached her for this. So impressed by his story, she readily agreed to do this movie, says a source.
Nag Ashwin won critical praise for his debut movie ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ that starred Nani as lead hero. Nag Ashwin has been planning to do a biopic of Mahanati Savitri, the great yesteryears actress. It is not clear whether he has approached her for this role of Savitri or for another movie.
Recently a popular news daily asked Nag Ashwin why did he specifically choose Savitri and not on any other popular actress. Ashwin replied, “There have been countless actresses over the last 80 years in Telugu cinema but none have earned the title of Mahanati, and even today it has solely been reserved for Savitri.”
Actress Savitri was a multi-facet artist. She was not only a talented actress but also a talented director, producer, playback singer and dancer in the 1960s. She appeared in numerous films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. Even today she is regarded as one of the finest actresses in the South film industry. We at thetelugufilmnagar.com wish good luck to the team of “Mahanati Savitri.”