By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:10 PM
After being announced initially for a release this month, the makers issued a new date for the film, which will now hit screens on May 9.
The greatest story ever told about the greatest actress that ever lived unfolds on May 9th!— Vyjayanthi Movies (@VyjayanthiFilms) March 18, 2018
Wishing everyone a very Happy Ugadi.#Mahanati #NadigaiyarThilagam @KeerthyOfficial @dulQuer @Samanthaprabhu2 @TheDeverakonda @SwapnaCinema @VyjayanthiFilms#MahanatiOnMay9th pic.twitter.com/g2ye71oElr
Keerthy Suresh will be seen portraying legendary actress Savitri in Mahanti under Nag Ashwin’s direction and produced by Vyjayanthi Movies banner.
Actress Samantha Akkineni too is part of Nadigaiyar Thilagam and will reportedly be seen as a journalist with music by Mickey J. Meyer.
Earlier this week, we had reported that Samantha wrapped filming her portions in the film.
Meanwhile, latest reports now state the entire shoot has been wrapped up and post-production works will be carried forward in a full-fledged manner from this point on.
Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan is part of Mahanati’s ensemble star cast as he will be portraying iconic Tamil actor, Gemini Ganesan.
Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda, who shot to fame after his swashbuckling performance in last year’s Arjun Reddy is reportedly cast as Samantha’s love interest.
Actress Shalini Pandey, who also was part of the smash success, Arjun Reddy, will be appearing alongside Keerthy Suresh, most likely as her friend.
Samantha’s husband and Telugu actor, Naga Chaitanya, too had filmed few portions as his grandfather, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, in Mahanati last week.