Mahanati is the title of the biopic of legendary actress Savitri, directed by Nag Ashwin. The makers are busy shooting the film in Hyderabad currently. We have already learned that the story of the film will revolve around her early life and her struggle in films and her stardom. Many were of the opinion that the film might not portray her downfall but the film unit has decided to show all about her career and life, but not in a lengthy manner.
The director is planning to show the situation behind Savitri's addiction to liquor and how it spoiled her career. Her last days were not so good and the director might touch upon that aspect as well.
The film has a bunch of talented actors. Keerthy Suresh plays Savitri in the film. Dulquer Salman is playing Gemini Ganesan, Savitri’s husband. Rajendra Prasad is playing Savitri’s uncle in the film. Divya Vani and Bhanu Priya are playing the legendary actress’ mother and aunt.