Dulquer Salmaan who rose to fame in Kollywood with the romantic drama O Kadhal Kanmani is playing late actor Gemini ganesan in the biopic of late actress Savithri. Directed by Nag Ashwin, Keerthy Suresh has been signed to play the actress Savithri. Titled as Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil, the movie will also feature many original characters like NTR and Gemini Ganesan.
While it was earlier reported that Samantha has been signed to play an important role in the movie, sources say that she will be playing a journalist in the movie.
The movie will be produced by VyJayanthi movies and Swapna Cinemas. Mickey J Meyer has been signed as the music director for the movie. The shooting for the movie is expected to start from the second week of May.
Late actor Gemini Ganesan was fondly called Kaadhal Mannan, thanks to the number of romantic classics that has his name to it. Dulquer who has already become a heartthrob among the audience of Tamil and Malayalam will fit the role perfectly says analysts working in the pre-production of the movie.
Once the pre-production works of the movie are over, the team is expected to give further updates regarding the same. Yesteryear actress Savithri is known for her works in Telugu, Tamil and in Kannada.
Savithri was married to actor Gemini Ganesan in the year 1955. However their marriage remained a secret to the media. She signed the lux advertisement in public as Savithri Ganesan, three years later. It was only then the marriage was made public.