Mahanati, the biopic on glorious actor Savitri, has been receiving rave reviews from all around.
Besides earning huge collections at the box office, the film starring Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan is being hugely appreciated by audience and the critics for its elegant portrayal of the life of the iconic actress.
Makers of Mahanati had tried all possible ways to sign Jr NTR to play the role of his grandfather Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.
Nonetheless, the actor who has strikingly similar facial features of his grandfather had turned down the offer with an opinion of he’s not eligible to essay the role.
Producer Swapna Dutt who is a close friend of NTR waited with a hope of nod from him till the start of last schedule. And when NTR said a firm no, they decided to shoot NTR’s scenes using VFX.
It is heard that Nag Ashwin penned 3 to 4 episodes to depict greatness of NTR. However, they included only one sequence in the final version.
Analysts opine that if NTR had accepted to do Mahanati, the movie would have got full backing of Nandamuri fans and it would have performed far better at the ticket window.