Actress Keerthy Suresh, who plays legendary actress Savitri in upcoming multilingual biopic "Mahanati", will have to gain weight to shoot some important portions of the film which went on the floors last week.
"Keerthy has already started shooting. She is currently shooting the portion where Savitri was a youngster. She is required to gain weight to play Savitri in her prime when she had serious weight issues but was still loved by audiences," a source from the film's unit said.
Being directed by Nag Ashwin, the film - to be made in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam - also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Dulquer Salmaan.
It seems she is following Anushka Shetty who gained much weight for Size Zero movie.