After revealing Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s (Akkineni) Madhuravani look from Mahanati last week, the makers have today unveiled actor Vijay Deverakonda’s look as a character Vijay Antony. They call him the charm of the 80s and one look at the poster and you will agree. The actor is sporting a naughty, knowing smile and he will make you smile as well. The look is a far cry from his intense Arjun Reddy (2017) avatar but impressive all the same. Mahanati is a biopic based on acclaimed South Indian actress Savitri, played by Keerthy Suresh. It is set for a May 9th, 2018 release worldwide.
Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati stars Dulquer Salmaan as Gemini Ganesan, Samantha as Madhuravani and Vijay Deverakonda as Vijay Antony. Samantha and Vijay will be paired up opposite each other according to reports and this makes the wait for Mahanati all the more difficult. From the looks that have been released, Samantha is a geeky girl, she is a BA Gold Medal while Vijay has a camera flung around his neck, which tells us perhaps he is a photographer, who covers entertainment? We will only know when the film hist screens since the captions that both the film’s official Instagram handle and that the actor posted on his page, do not say much.
Mahanati page says, “Introducing @thedeverakonda as Vijay Antony, the charm of the 80s. #VijayDeverakonda #VijayAntony #Mahanati.” While Vijay’s post reads, “The charm of the 80’s 🙂 Tana Peru Vijay Anthony. Absolute honour to play a part in telling her story. #Mahanati”
Mahanati will revolve around the life of Savitri, one of the most accomplished actresses of South Indian cinema who ruled hearts in the 60s. Her rise, fall, marriage to Gemini Ganesan and more will all come alive in theatres on May 9. Apart from the aforementioned actors, the film will also star Shalini Pandey, Rajendra Prasad, Mohan Babu and Bhanu Priya. Mahanati is a Telugu film which will release in Tamil as Nadigaiyar Thilagam.