In ‘Mahanati’ Keerthy played Savitri’s role so nicely that nobody else can be imagined as Savitri. It needs lot of guts to do Savitri’s role. Everybody has to be made happy. However, Keerthy played Savitri’s role in such a manner that she won the heart of audiences. In NTR biopic, Keerthy was once again offered to do Savitri’s role but she declined. In her place, Nitya Menon is playing that role. Recently released first look was well received. However, it remains to be seen how she looks in the film.
In Savitri’s role for an ad
Anchor-cum-actress Anasuya was recently seen in Savitri’s getup. But this was for a TV ad. Anasuya became Savitri for an ad of cloth showroom Chandana Brothers. The ad has been filmed by tweaking the lyrics ‘Aha Naa Pelliyanta’from ‘Mayabazar’ movie. While Anasuya is seen in the role of Savitri, singer Mano played S V Ranga Rao. Mano in S V Ranga Rao’s role was appreciated but Anasuya who played Savitri’s role got negative marks. Several people have commented that Anasuya should not have played Mahanati Savitri’s role like this. They say that after watching Keerthy in Savitri’s role they don’t like to see anyone else.