Mohan Babu looks unbelievably real as SV Ranga Rao in Keerthy Suresh starrer Mahanati. See pic

The makers of Savitri biopic, Mahanati, revealed Mohan Babu’s look as senior actor SV Ranga Rao from the film. The actor is donning Ranga Rao’s Ghatokacha look from 1957 film Mayabazar.
Mohan Babu will appear as yesteryear star SV Ranga Rao, who worked with late actor Savitri in a number of films.(VyjayanthiFilms/Twitter)
Mohan Babu will appear as yesteryear star SV Ranga Rao, who worked with late actor Savitri in a number of films.(VyjayanthiFilms/Twitter)
Updated on May 07, 2018 11:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

Keerthy Suresh’s Mahanati is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated Telugu films in recent times. A biopic on legendary southern actor Savitri, the film will give audiences a tour into the golden era of Telugu filmdom. The makers of the film pulled off a casting coup when they roped in popular stars for crucial roles in the film.

Apart from Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni, Dulquer Salman and Vijay Deverakonda, the film also stars senior Telugu star Mohan Babu as veteran actor SV Ranga Rao, who played a pivotal role in Savitri’s life. Rao and Savitri worked together in several memorable films.

Read: Mahanati actor Keerthy Suresh says playing Savitri changed her as a person

On Sunday, the makers revealed Mohan Babu’s look as Ranga Rao from the film and the former looked unbelievably real as the yesteryear star. Donning Ranga Rao’s Ghatokacha get up from 1957 Telugu classic Mayabazar, Babu looked majestic and pitch-perfect.

Slated to release worldwide on May 9, Mahanati features Keerthy as Savitri and Dulquer as Gemini Ganesan. The story of Savitri is narrated through the eyes of Samantha, who plays a journalist and is paired with Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Deverakonda.

Produced by Vyjayanthi Movies and directed by Nag Ashwin, the film has been simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil. The makers are contemplating getting the movie dubbed in Malayalam as well. The film also stars Shalini Pandey, Rajendra Prasad and Prakash Raj in crucial roles.

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