The biopic of legendary South actress Savithri is under pre production works right now. Yevade Subarhamanyam fame Nag Ashwin will direct this film under Swapna Cinema and Vijayanthi Movies in the production of Ashwini Dutt. Keerthy Suresh will be seen as mahanati Savithri and Samantha is playing a key role in the film.
But, did you remember the news ? Samantha was initially about to play Savithri role not Keerthy Suresh. Yes, Samantha was approached for the role of Savithri at first. Keerthy Suresh was not even in consideration at that point of time. But for unknown reasons, Keerthy Suresh entered the project as main lead. This has hit Samantha’s ego and the actress was leaving the project. But why she is still in it ? That too playing the second important character?
As per our sources, when Samantha was going out of the project, it was NTR who stopped her from doing that. Ashwini Dutt used Young Tiger as mediator and made him talk to Samantha for a compromise. Only after NTR convinced Samantha, she agreed to play the narrator character. That’s how, both Keerthy and Samantha settled in their respective roles.