Keerthy Suresh is feeling happy and blessed to play the lead role in ‘Mahanati’ (‘Nadigayar Thilakam’ in Tamil), a biopic on legendary actress Savithri.
“I first denied the offer because I felt whether I could justify the character of Savithri. I also thought whether the sad life of Savithri will go down with today’s audiences but many told me that it’s a blessing to reprise the role of a legendary actress”, she said in an interview.
She said further: “Veterans like Sathyaraj, Radha Ravi, Jayabharathi and Savithri’s daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari told me interesting information about Savithri.”
“Only later, came to know that Savithri and I have a few common interests like car racing, cricket, and swimming. I used to scare kids by folding my eyebrows and Savithri amma has done it too,” added Keerthy.