The 1957 epic fantasy film featured NT Rama Rao, SV Ranga Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and Savitri in titular roles. The film was a massive hit at the time and continues to be regarded as one of the milestones of Telugu cinema.
The makers also released the making of Mayabazar’s sets, something they tried to replicate from the original.
The biopic on the late actress Savitri has Dulquer Salmaan play Gemini Ganesan, her co-star and husband. Mahanati also stars Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda in key roles – with the former playing a journalist and the latter a photographer accompanying her. Apart from them, the film’s cast also includes Naga Chaitanya, Prakash Raj, Shalini Pandey, Krish, Mohan Babu, and others, with music by Mickey J Meyer.
On the work front, Keerthy has Saamy Square with Chiyaan Vikram in the pipeline. She also has Sandakozhi 2 in the pipeline, starring alongside Vishal Krishna. Directed by N Lingusamy, the film will be a sequel to his 2005 film Sandakozhi.