Recently, the makers also roped Naga Chaitanya to reprise the role of his grandfather Akkineni Nageshwara Rao in the film. Though he plays a cameo in the film, it will be an important role. ANR acted in several films like Engal Veettu Mahalakshmi, Missamma, Navaratri and so on with Savitri. The two of them also shared a good rapport off screen. Samantha Akkineni, the wife of Chaitu, is playing journalist. During the media interaction, Nag Ashwin denied signing actress Anushka Shetty to play the role of actress Bhanumathi in the film.
The bilingual will chronicle the life of Savitri from the 1940s to 1980s. Arjun Reddy pair- Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey are playing the important roles.
Keerthy Suresh has acted in several films in Tamil and Telugu, opposite the top stars of the industries. However, Mahanati, which revolves around her character, will undoubtedly be a special project for the young actor.