A new poster from upcoming NTR biopic was released on Monday. The poster is a throwback to a famous scene from Gundamma Katha (1962). It features actor Nithya Menen as Savitri and Balakrishna as NT Rama Rao.
“Proud to present to you, my first look as Savitri amma … :) A poster from the iconic song in Gundamma Katha,” tweeted Nithya, while revealing her look from the movie.
Earlier this year, Keerthy Suresh was lauded for her performance as Savitri in Mahanati. The highlight of her performance was her costume and makeup that closely resembled the legendary female actor.
— Nithya Menen (@MenenNithya) November 5, 2018
In the NTR biopic, Nithya also looks like a spitting image of the female superstar.
The biopic on the life and achievements of NTR is being made into a two-part film. The first part titled Kathanayakudu is getting ready for release on January 9 and the second part Mahanayakudu will release on January 26, 2020.
In addition to playing his superstar father, Balakrishna is also bankrolling the project under his own production house NBK Films. The biopic also stars Vidya Balan, Sumanth, Rana Daggubati and Prakash Raj among others in important roles.