Keerthy Suresh has said she is feeling blessed to play the lead role in ‘Mahanati’, a bio-pic based on the life of legendary actress Savitri.
“It’s a pride. Ifound her story fascinating. And since Telugu audiences treat Savitri like a goddess, I realised that it’s important that I play her character fittingly on screen,” she said.
The film, which is being made as ‘Nadigaiyar Thilakam’ in Tamil, has Keerthy Suresh in the role of Savitri and Dulquer Salmaan in the role of Gemini Ganesan.
It is being directed by Nag Ashwin, with Mohan Babu, Samantha Akkineni, Shalini Pandey and Prakash Raj in key roles. Plans are on to release the movie on March 29.