Here’s How Samantha Transformed Herself For ‘Mahanati’!!


Samantha Akkineni in Nag Ashwin’s Mahanati (Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil) has won praises from everyone. The role she plays is journalist Madhuravani who has been assigned to cover the hospital stint of yesteryear actress Savitri in the film. The biopic essentially covered the life and times of Savitri, played by a capable Keerthy Suresh, whose story is told from various people and encapsulated by journalist Madhuravani, who gets influenced by the starlet’s life and takes measure for her own.

The look that Samantha had in the film was a far cry from her most. Visibly de-glammed. Samantha mostly wore long skirts and puffy shirts reminiscent of the 80s. She also wore sarees with blouses typically found from that era, accompanied by thick-framed glasses and a long, neat plait.

A making video of the character is out and features her transformation. She goes from her usual chatty self into a totally meek character who stutters and fumbles in the film. The video also features Vijay Deverakonda’s character, Antony, in the film.

The film(s) released on May 9 and 11, drawing much appreciation from everywhere. The cast included Dulquer Salmaan as Gemini Ganesan, Prakash Raj as Aluri Chakrapani, Mohan Babu as SV Ranga Rao and Naga Chaitanya as Akkineni Nageswara Rao. The music for the movie has been composed by Mickey J Meyer.

Watch the making video here:

On the work front, Samantha has a slew of projects in the pipeline including Seema Raja with Sivakarthikeyan, Super Deluxe with Vijay Sethupathi, and the Telugu and Tamil remakes of Kannada film U-Turn. This year alone, she has had three releases – Rangasthalam, Mahanati (Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil), and Irumbu Thirai. 

In Rangasthalam, Samantha plays Ramalakshmi, a village girl who falls in love with Ram Charan’s character, Chitti Babu. Directed by Sukumar, this village revenge drama was received well by the audience with the reception even translating to numbers at the box-office. The film is said to have earned over Rs 200 crores at the overall box-office.

In Irumbu Thirai, she played doctor Rathi Devi and was paired opposite Vishal Krishna. The film, too, garnered mostly positive responses.

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