Legendary Telugu heroine Savithri's life was captured in the form of a biopic titled Mahanati. The film released last summer and ended up as a huge blockbuster. This Nag Ashwin directorial was produced by Vijayanthi Movies banner. Keerthy Suresh's stupendous performance as Savithri earned her immense critical acclaim.
But as per Malayalam actress Amala Paul's revelation, it was her and not Keerthy who was first approached to play Savithri's role in Mahanati. Amala has revealed this in a latest interview during Aame's promotions. However, Amala couldn't sign the project due to her personal issues.
"I was going through some personal issues then (perhaps her divorce) and that's why I couldn't do Mahanati. But it's true that I was the first one to be approached by Mahanati makers to play Savithri," Amala told the media. Well, given her acting skills, Amala would have surely done a good job as Savithri. But, would she have immortalised the stalwart yesteryear heroine like the way Keerthy did?