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Prakash Raj To Play Noted Producer Alur Chakrapani In Savithri Biopic

Prakash Raj, who was approached for a role in Nag Ashwin Tamil-Telugu bilingual Mahanati (Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil), has reportedly come on board and will play the role of producer Alur Chakrapani.

According to a Deccan Chronicle report, the shoot is going on in Hyderabad. 

The film, which is based on the life of iconic actor Savithri, has actress Keerthy Suresh playing the titular role, and Dulquer Salmaan playing her husband-actor Gemini Ganesan. 

Chakrapani was a multilingual writer, producer and director known for his works in predominantly in Telugu cinema. He was also notable for his association with Vijaya Vauhini Studios, one of the largest studios in Asia at that time. Along with his partner, Nagi Reddy, the duo made 35 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, and Hindi.


The Savithri bilingual went on floors in June, with Samantha Ruth Prabhu playing a journalist. Savithri is widely regarded as one of south Indian cinema’s finest actresses. She debuted in 195o with the Telugu film Pelli Chesi Choodu and went on to act in over 40 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. She won the Rashtrapati Award in 1960 for Chivaraku Migiledi. Savithri married actor Gemini Ganesan in 1952. In 1981, she succumbed to cancer at the age of 45.