Junior NTR not part of Savitri biopic Mahanati, publicist rubbishes rumours
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Junior NTR not part of Savitri biopic Mahanati, publicist rubbishes rumours

On Thursday, some reports suggested that Junior NTR would be part of Keerthy Suresh starrer Mahanati, a biopic on actor Savitri. His publicist, however, denied it.

regional movies Updated: Jun 23, 2017 11:18 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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The publicist of Jr NTR has confirmed that Mahanati will not feature the actor.(Twitter)

On Thursday, reports surfaced online that Junior NTR, currently busy shooting for Jai Lava Kusa, has landed a cameo in Savitri biopic, Mahanati. In no time, the news became a sensation online and the actor’s fans went berserk. However, the report was subsequently rubbished by his publicist who confirmed there’s no truth in NTR being part of the project, much to the disappointment of his fans. Earlier, reports had made headlines that Vidya Balan would be roped in to play the titular role. However, actor Keerthy Suresh bagged the opportunity to play the veteran actor.

Meanwhile, Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan joined the sets of the film on Thursday in Hyderabad. In the film, being directed by Nag Ashwin, the Charlie actor will be playing yesteryear actor Gemini Ganesan, who was married to Savitri. Originally, Madhavan was considered for the role but we don’t know for sure why he didn’t accept the offer. Being produced on a lavish budget, the film will require extensive art work, especially to recreate the long forgotten era.

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First Published: Jun 23, 2017 11:10 IST