Dulquer Salmaan, who plays veteran star Gemini Ganesan in upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual biopic Mahanati, on the legendary southern actress Savitri, says it has been his desire for long to be part of a period film.
“Amazing period is being captured in films and even in TV series in the West. For long, I have desired to be part of a period drama. Unfortunately, in the Malayalam film industry, we don’t have huge budgets to make such films. Mahanati is being made on a massive scale and I’m lucky to be part of this project,” Dulquer told IANS.
Dulquer Salmaan’s role in the upcoming bilingual biopic Mahanati, on the life of legendary southern actress Savitri, goes beyond the physical resemblance of yesteryear actor Gemini Ganesan, whom he won’t mimic in the film.
Mahanati is a magnum opus period film set in the golden era. With massive set pieces, the film will be unlike anything we’ve explored in Indian cinema