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Samantha, Keerthy join hands for biopic on Savithri


Two top heroines of the Tamil and Telugu film industries will be joining hands for the first time in a bilingual biopic.

Manigandan KR

Actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Keerthy Suresh will be working together for the first time on a biopic on one of the Tamil and Telugu film industries’ most dearly loved stars, Savithri.

The first look of the film was released on the occasion of International Women’s Day by the production team.

The film, titled Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigayar Thilagam in Tamil, will have Keerthy Suresh playing the legendary actress who, over a period of 31 years, acted in 263 films in five languages, including Kannada and Malayalam.

Samantha, sources say, will play an important role in the film. Shooting for the film, which is to be directed by Nag Ashwin, is to start soon, after other techinicians have been signed up.

The sources say the film will be made on a big scale in both languages simultaneously.

Keerthy took to Twitter to express her happiness at being part of this project. "I am blessed to play the legendary Savithri garu in Mahanati along with Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Happy Women’s Day,” she wrote.