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Savitri biopic: Haven’t approached Vidya Balan, says Nag Ashwin

Nag Ashwin has said that he is still to decide on the lead for his upcoming Savitri biopic. He has not contact Vidya Balan, he has clarified.

regional movies Updated: Aug 04, 2016 12:59 IST
The lead actor for Savitri biopic is still to be finalised, director Nag Ashwin has confirmed.

Nag Ashwin, who is directing the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Mahanati on legendary southern actor Savitri, has clarified that he hasn’t approached Vidya Balan to play the lead role.

“I haven’t approached any actress yet, let alone Vidya Balan. I still haven’t finalised the script and only after I lock my script, will I be able to approach anyone with the offer. It’s important that we find the most suitable actress. Hence, we don’t want to rush this process,” said Ashwin.

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Mahanati, a magnum opus period film, is set in the golden era.

Ashwin also has plans to run a poll to zero in on the actress. “We are planning to have some sort of poll. Savitri was a people’s actress and she was owned by them. It will be nice to hear what people have to think about the project and see who they will recommend for the titular role. We want to make the whole process very interactive,” he said.