The actress won a National Award as the best actress for her excellent performance in the biopic.
In latest news Keerthy Suresh said that she was doubtful about her being able to play and justify the role of Savitri. She felt over whelemed and intially declined her offer by director Nag Ashwin. The movie however was a box office hit and also won several awards. Keerthy Suresh further added that she is glad that director Nag Ashwin decided to cast her in the film in spite of her declining the film in the first attempt.
Back when Mahanati hit the screens and a gorgeous Keerthy Suresh sashayed on the screen emulating the late Savitri Devi with such elan and grace, it wouldn’t have been an exaggeration if someone were to say that she’s got what it takes to carry a film all by herself. While she had some equally strong actors part of the cast, it was her performance that won hearts, it was her sincerity that had critics eating a humble pie about her, and it was her drive to carry the weight of an already popular (and controversial) late star and make it her own. It was the role of a lifetime and Keerthy knew that she’s not one to let go of such an opportunity.
On the professional front, Keerthy has a huge list of big films namely Maidaan alongside Ajay Devgn, Penguin produced by Karthik Subbaraj set to release in 3 days, Miss India and Marrakkar starring Mohanlal apart from her huge film Thalaivar 168 starring Rajinikanth, Meena, Khushbu directed by Siruthai Siva. She was so short on dates that she had to drop out of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan to join superstar’s film.