Samantha Akkineni’s first look as Madhuravani from Mahanati is out and it is every bit impressive. The look was revealed a few minutes ago on the film’s official handle on Instagram and the actress looks the part. In the poster, she is said to be a BA Gold Medalist and while revealing her look, the makers shared, “Meet Madhuravani, our most loved character. Here’s @samantharuthprabhu, bringing back the glory of the 1980s. Come witness her on May 9th. #Mahanati #NadigaiyarThilagam #May9Worldwide #Madhurava (sic).”

Even the actress is thrilled about Mahanati, which releases on May 9 world wide and hopes to live up to expectations from fans. In her post, sharing the look, Samantha thanked her stylist Inrakshi, her film’s director Nag Ashwin and presenter Swapna Dutt Chalasani. The actress is fresh off the super success of Rangasthalam (with Ram Charan) and she knows hopes will be high from her. Looking at the comments on both her post and the one shared by the movie’s handle, you can see that fans have given her full marks on the look so that is half a battle won when it comes to reprising role of a real character.

Check out Samantha Ruth Prabhu (Akkineni)’s look as Madhuravani from Mahanati

Mahanti is a biopic, written and directed by Nag Ashwin, and based on the life and times of acclaimed South Indian actress Savitri. It will be released in Telugu as Mahanati and in Tamil as Nadigaiyar Thilagam. Apart from Samantha, it also stars Keerthy Suresh as Savitri (Mahanati), Dulquer Salmaan as Gemini Ganesan, Prakash Raj as Aluri Chakrapani and Bhanupriya.