Junior NTR Not Part Of Savitri Biopic
Hyderabad: News doing rounds for quite some time was that NTR would portray a role of his grandfather, the legendary Senior NTR in the biopic in versatile actress Savitri. This was dismissed by the young actor who has reportedly said that he was neither approached by anyone nor was he interested to do it.
It was also rumoured that another young actor Nagachaitanya, who is son of Nagarjuna, would portray the role of his grandpa- the legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR). This was also not confirmed yet.
But Nagachaitanya’s lady love Samantha Ritu Prabhu would essay a key role in the movie. Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Deverakonda would also act in crucial roles.
“NTR is not part of the project. Whatever you’re reading about him playing a crucial role is nothing but plain rumour,” a person close to the actor said.
Actress Keerthy Suresh plays Savitri in the film, to be made in Tamil and Telugu being directed by Nag Ashwin.
Savitri, who had a great acting career but a pathetic personal life, died at a young age in 1980s after featuring in nearly 110 films. She was the third wife of Gemini Ganesan who was accused of ditching her when she was in trouble. Savitri had two children- Vijaya Chamundeswari and Satish.
Savitri was the only actress who had earned the name of Mahanati in her lifetime and still she is a household name across Telugu states.