'Mahanati' turned out to be a super success at the box office than everybody predicted before the release. The movie is going to set a trend in Tollywood as per the industry insiders. Apart from the success of the film, a new controversy grabbed the news headlines regarding the portrayal of Gemini Ganesan character.
Gemini's daughter Kamala Selvaraj is raising objections for the way her father character was portrayed in the film. She is saying that everybody knows her father Gemini was a top hero along with MGR.. Sivaji Ganesan in Tamil industry. But her father character was portrayed as a person doing small works and as a lazy person.
While giving an interview to a Tamil channel, Kamala found fault with the 'Mahanati' movie. She said that she was deeply pained as the movie has shown Gemini Ganesan encouraged Savitri to drink alcohol. She also said that is not right to show that all the big actors ignored Savitri when she was in troubles.
She said that her father went to meet Savitri when she was busy with 'Praptham' movie to convince her to change her decision. She said that she accompanied her father then. She said that Savitri had thrown them out with the help of watchman. That's the reason why they didn't go to her house later. It is interesting to see how Savitri's other daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari will react to these comments.