If sources are anything to go by, Anushka Shetty is likely to land a pivotal role in upcoming multilingual film Mahanati, a biopic on legendary southern actor Savitri. The film features Keerthy Suresh in the titular role, playing Savitri, and her story will be narrated from the perspective of Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who is rumoured to be playing a journalist. The latest update is Anushka Shetty, who plays Devasena in Baahubali franchise, has been approached to play a key role. Reports suggest that she might portray the role of Jamuna in the biopic.
Also, reports are floating that Prakash Raj has been approached as well to play a key role and insiders are guessing that he might play the role of Gemini Ganesan, who Savitri was married to, looking at his stature.
According to director Nag Ashwin, the project will be a period film and will have massive sets never seen before in Indian cinema. The shooting of this gigantic project is scheduled to start in the month of June according to reports.
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