Malayalam super star Mammootty will be essaying the role of YS Rajasekhar Reddy, Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh, in the biopic Yatra. Mammootty will begin shooting for the film, which will focus on the famous ‘Padayatra’ undertaken by the late YSR in 2004, in June.
Confirming the news, director Mahi V Raghav says, “Yes, Mammootty sir has agreed to do the lead role. The film will be made on a lavish scale and a lot of homework will go into it. I’ll be meeting Mammootty sir soon and we will work on the characterisation together.”
The film will be made in Telugu and is going to be helmed by Mahi Raghav. Confirming the good news, the filmmaker said that he will soon be discussing characterisation with the superstar.
“Yes, Mammootty sir has agreed to do the lead role. The film will be made on a lavish scale and a lot of homework will go into it. I’ll be meeting Mammootty sir soon and we will work on the characterisation together,” he added.
Interestingly, the film will revolve around YSR’s ‘padyatra’ and will be shot on a grand scale. Previously, it was rumoured that Suriya would play YSR’s son in the biopic but this is not confirmed. Reacting to the rumour, Mahi Raghav said that nothing has been finalised yet.
“No! Those rumours are completely false. We haven’t approached anybody else yet. So far, my sole focus till date was on getting the right actor for the lead role. Now that it’s been finalised, I will work on the rest of the cast,” added the director.
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