After much discussion and deliberation, it seems makers of “Mahanati”, a biopic on yesteryear actress Savitri have found the solution for their long-persisting ordeal of who will play the roles of NTR and ANR in their ambitious film.
Latest reports suggest that whereas NTR Jr is firm on his stance of not playing his grandfather, Sr NTR, on silver screen, Naga Chaitanya has given his nod to reprise his grandfather, Akkineni Nageswara Rao’s role.
It is heard that Chaitu has allotted two days for shooting his portions in the film. Scenes featuring Savitri-ANR i.e. Keerthy Suresh and Chaitu will be filmed over those two days, later this week. Interestingly, ‘Mahanati’ will become the first film to feature both Chaitu and Samantha after their marriage. They however will not have any combination scenes.
Coming to Sr NTR’s part, as NTR Jr is reluctant, makers will reportedly take the help of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) to recreate the legendary Nandamuri hero.
The entire shooting will be completed in about two weeks and an extensive post-production work will follow.