Mahanati: Director Nag Ashwin talk about extension of S.V. Ranga rao’s role

Late legendary actress Savitri biopic Mahanati starring Keerthy Suresh and Samantha has hit the screens recently and is being acclaimed by every cinegoer as well as critic. Even the box office numbers have picked up the pace from day 2 after an extra ordinary mouth talk and super positive reviews.

Director Nag Ashwin who is on happy mode interacted with the media and shared his views on the mega success. When asked about the scene where S.V. Ranga Rao offers food to Savitri he stated that S.V. Ranga Rao passed away in 1974 but he took the liberty to extend the veteran’s role till the pre-climax sequence.

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Nag Ashwin went on and said that introducing a new character during pre-climax would disturb the audiences’ attention and hence they went ahead with SVR’s role. He then revealed that the original scene was with Gummadi Venkateswara Rao but there were already too many characters in the movie by then.

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