Here’s some good news for Dulquer Salmaan fans! The actor has been roped in to play late legendary actor Gemini Ganesan in actress Savitri’s biopic. The late actress, who made quote a name for herself in Tollywood, will have a biopic directed by Nag Ashwin. Quite a few names were linked to this project like Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Anushka Shetty and more. While there was a debate on who would play the legendary actress’ role, it was Keerthy who bagged it at the end of the day. An official announcement was made by Ramesh Bala where he stated, “Official: @dulQuer will play Late Actor #GeminiGanesan in #Savitri biopic #Mahanati. @KeerthyOfficial plays the late legendary actress.” This is the first time that Dulquer will be part of a Tollywood film. Considering the OK Kanmani actor’s talents, it would definitely be a worthy watch.

While both Keerthy and Dulquer’s roles have been finalised, it has been stated that Samantha will also be a part of the film. Reports suggest that she will play a journalist’s role through whom, the entire story shall be narrated. The movie will be titled Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil. As per reports, Dulquer will be joining the cast on May 10, in Hyderabad. It’s going to be an ensemble cast with various celebrities’ presence in the film. While Gemini Ganesan and Savitri’s roles have already been finalised, the makers are yet to sign actors for the roles of Jamuna, NTR and Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

Official: @dulQuer will play Late Actor #GeminiGanesan in #Savitri biopic #Mahanati. @KeerthyOfficial plays the late legendary actress.

— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 23, 2017

Earlier, it was rumoured that Sam might play Savitri’s contemporary, Jamuna, however, the makers have changed their mind. Perhaps Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty might bag the role. The makers are considering casting her for this role. Currently, there’s an intense research happening for this project since it’s a period drama set in 1980s. The music will be composed by Mickey J. Meyer. It surely is going to be exciting to see an ensemble cast working on a biopic. The film will release both in Telugu and Tamil. The biopic is being produced by Vyjayanthi Films.

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