Behaving like a disciplined pro, Samantha Akkineni has started shooting for ‘Mahanati’, wherein she is playing the role of a journalist. She didn’t want the shoot to be put off just because of her wedding and post-wedding schedules. Even as she is promoting ‘Raju Gari Gadhi-2’, she has joined the crew of ‘Mahanati’. Vijay Devarakonda is paired up with Sam in this biopic.
Keerthy Suresh is essaying the role of yesteryear actress Savitri. Gemini Ganesan’s role is played by Malayalam hero Dulquer Salman. Prakash Raj will be seen Chakrapani, while Mohan Babu will be seen as SV Ranga Rao. It seems most of these actors will only have extended cameos in this flick.
Dani of ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshi’ and ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ fame is the cinematographer. The film is directed by Nag Ashwin of ‘Yevade Subrahmanyam’ fame.