Mahanati chronicles the life of South Indian film industry’s first lady superstar – Savitri. Savitri was raised by her uncle who introduces her to film at the age 16 for money. Despite unmatched beauty and talent, Savitri initially faces rejection. She eventually got a break as a lead actress in Pelli Chesi Choodu (1952), and her life changed forever. Her journey to fame, marriage to Tamil super star Gemini Ganeshan and dramatic downfall make her story one of the most heart wrenching romantic tragedies ever.
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Director Ashwin had considered actor Suriya and Madhavan for the role of Gemini Ganesan, Savitri's husband before finalizing Dulquer Salmaan for the character. Read More