Speaking at the press meet of Nadigaiyar Thilagam, Keerthy Suresh said: “The film’s director Nag Ashwin told me that he loved my performance in Thodari and only then, he thought I would do justice for Savithri’s role in the biopic. When I signed Thodari, had thought that the film would help me in some way but after the release, only a few people appreciated and there were many criticisms”.
Keerthy Suresh said that she used prosthetic makeup to look like actress Savithri and it would take minimum four hours to complete. The actress says she didn’t put extra weight for her role and in fact, Keerthy reduced a few kilos to look young in the early portions of Savithri.
Besides Keerthy, Nadigaiyar Thilagam also has Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha and Vijay Devarakonda in pivotal roles. Nadigaiyar Thilagam is releasing along with its original Telugu version Mahanati on May 9.