On the occasion of Dulquer Salmaan’s birthday, a promo featuring him as Gemini Ganesan has been released by Vijayanthi Movies.
Dulquer is acting as Gemini Ganesan in the Savitri biopic Mahanati. The poster calls him ‘Kadhal Mannan’ (the king of love) which was the title of the veteran hero.
Mahanati also has Keerthy Suresh and Samantha in lead roles. Keerthy will be playing Savitri while Samantha will be seen as a journalist.
In the black and white picture, Dulquer is styled like Gemini Ganesan with the trademark wavy hair and moustache.
Gemini Ganesan married co-star Savitri in 1955. Not many knew about their marriage and it was only when the latter signed a Lux advertisement as ‘Savitri Ganesh’ that the public came to know about it.
Gemini Ganesan was already married to Alamelu at the time. He was also in an intimate relationship with Pushpavalli, Bollywood actor Rekha’s mother. Savitri and Ganesan went on to have two children.
The bilingual magnum opus, to be released in Tamil and Telugu, is directed by Nag Ashwin.