Nag Ashwin, the director of Mahanati in an interview confirmed that Naga Chaitanya has agreed to play his grandfather (ANR) in the film. “His role is essentially a cameo but will be seen at important junctures of the film. It’s a very important role from the story’s point of view,” Nag Ashwin said.
He also confirmed that the team in talks with Young Tiger who, if brought on board, would be seen playing his grandfather and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Mahanati which was earlier planned for March-end release was postponed due to the delay in the VFX works. They are yet to reveal their new release plan.