My role in ‘Mahanati’ is just a gossip: Nani

Hyderabad: The media acts so fast than every other. If somebody reports that he has seen the tail and suspects it belongs to a tiger, the gossip mongers develop it and get prepared to write about the height, weight and colour, besides how ferocious it looks. Rumour mongers spread the news so fast.

This was proved true with the film-related journalism. Such rumours spoiled the lives of many artistes especially actresses. Once again this was proved with regard to Nani and Sharwanand. Someone reported that they both signed agreement for ‘Mahanati’.

It is well aware that the film is based on the biography of yesteryear’s actress Savitri and Keerthi Suresh was roped in to play the lead role and Samantha was convinced to play her co-actress Jamuna. Basically, the film is a heroine-oriented movie. But for these two actress, there is no official confirmation about other artistes. However, some enthusiastic websites reported that Nani and Sharwanand are part of the project. When asked, Nani categorically replied that the report is ‘not true’. The film is being made as a trilingual as Savitri is well-known actress in Telugu and Tamil besides Hindi languages. Nag Ashwin is at the helm of affairs.

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Suriya to play Gemini Ganeshan’s role in ‘Mahanati’

Hyderabad: Keerthi Suresh has got an opportunity to play the role of legendary actress of yesteryears ‘Savitri’. A biopic based on the life history of Savitri titled ‘Mahanati’ is being brought out by Nag Ashwin. The film is sure to hit floors soon and Samantha is going to play the role of Jamuna, the co-actress of Savitri. Now, many doubted as to who will get the opportunity to play the role of Savitri’s husband – Gemini Ganeshan.

According to the latest buzz, the director Nag Ashwin reportedly met popular hero Suriya and appealed to do the role and he readily accepted to do the role. It may be recalled here that Savitri is not only popular heroine in Telugu but also in Tamil as well. So, the film could be brought down as a bilingual and for this, Suriya would be a major plus point. However, there are apprehensions that the character of Savitri husband will have some negative shades.

But Suriya did not object to do the role and agreed to play the role. According to Film Nagar sources, the film is most likely to hit the floors soon and will be ready to hit the screen by the end of this year.

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