Nag Ashwin has been working for a year on the script and screenplay of the bio-pic that he is making on the legendary actress Savitri “Mahanati”. While Keerthy Suresh is playing the titular role, Anushka is playing a very important role in it.
The yesteryear’s superstar of Telugu and Tamil films has often acted in multi-starrers of the black and white era. One of her regular co-stars was Jamuna, who was herself a top heroine in Tollywood and Kollywood. It is learnt that Anushka has been roped in to play the role of Jamuna in the bio-pic. The role itself is more of a guest appearance, but an extremely important role. Samantha Ruth Prabhu will be playing a journalist in the film.
The star cast for this bio-pic is not easy to finalise. The legendary actress had acted with so many top heroes and other character actors and actresses of her times, that it is difficult to find suitable stars in today’s generation to essay those roles.