Anushka Shetty to play Bhanumathi for Savitri biopic

Anushka Shetty is all set to essay the role of Bhanumathi in the upcoming film Mahanati which is Savitri’s biopic.

Bhanumati became the first woman superstar of Telugu cinema and Anushka Shetty is all set to do her role. The Savitri biopic became much bigger as it has many popular actors like Samantha, Keerthi Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Devarakonda and the latest addition to the cast being Anushka Shetty.

Anushka Shetty Still from Baahubali 2

Bhanumathi was a contemporary of Savitri and was very competitive. Bhanumathi mostly spoke about how Savitri became popular only after she took the films rejected by her. As the Bhanumathi’s role requires a mature perfomer who can carry off egoistic attitude which was her famous character trait.

Bhanumathi was a Padma Bhushan awardee and was well known for her versatility and strong personality on and off screen. Her attitude is still spoken even after years after her glory days. It was revealed that Bhanumathi’s attitude was one of the reason for Savitri’s phenomenal growth curve. Many roles which was originally written for Bhanumathi were offered to Savitri and she became a legend after that.

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