Keerthy Suresh plays the role of veteran actor Savitri in Mahanati.
Keerthy Suresh plays the role of veteran actor Savitri in Mahanati.

Keerthy Suresh dons 110 looks as Savitri in Mahanati. Here are pics of 20 of them

Keerthy Suresh plays the titular role of Mahanati Savitri in the biopic directed by Nag Ashwin. The film also stars Samantha Akkineni, Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Deverakonda in lead roles.
Hindustan Times | By Priyanka Sundar, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 01:58 PM IST

Director Nag Ashwin had revealed that as Keerthy Suresh transforms into Savitri, she has 110 different looks. To add a bit of a perspective, in a usual commercial film, a female lead would have a maximum of 40 changes to play her part. Actor Keerthy who plays the part of Savitri in the biopic had to go through 110 changes so that she could do justice to the role of Savitri.

In the last couple of weeks, the filmmakers have revealed about 20 of the 110 looks through posters, movie stills and teaser. Keerthy has a canny likeness to Savitri in all of the stills and the looks have only helped in creating a good buzz around the film itself.

See | 20 looks of Keerthy Suresh in the upcoming film Mahanati

From the black and white looks that were recreations of how Savitri looked in her films to the off screen appearances and her personal time, each of the appearance was meticulously developed. Director Nag Ashwin had earlier said, “Savitri garu had a certain way of doing her makeup, especially her eyebrows. She used sun glasses of a particular style and she would apply makeup even for appearances. We kept all of this in mind when the looks were decided. One should also take note that for a female actor, a film has about 40 changes, but in Mahanati, Keerthy had to go through 110 changes.”

Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil is slated to release on silverscreen on May 9. The film has music scored by Mickey J Meyer and is produced by Vyjayanthi Films.

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