Directed by Nag Ashwin, the biopic Mahanati, which revolves around the life of actress Savitri, a popular heroine in Telugu and Tamil cinema, managed to impress the audience. The film that released last month, received appreciation and went on to earn well at the Box Office. While the film received a positive response, it also caught up in controversies post its release. The film featuring Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan in the lead is hitting headlines for some or other reason.
Gemini Ganeshan’s daughter recently accused the makers of the film for portraying her father in the bad light. Kamala also accused them that the family did not research her father and did not even speak to close friends and family members, which has led to a biased view of Gemini Ganesan in the film.
Now K V Chowdary’s granddaughter has raised some issue over the film Mahanati. In one of the scenes, it is shown that Savitri is raised by one KV Chowdhary and he’s the one who took her to Madras to make her a movie star. Now a woman named Vijaya, who claims to be K V Chowdhary’s granddaughter claims that the makers of the film haven’t showcased the right facts in the film.
An audio file sent from Vijaya says, “KV Chowdhary is a huge drunkard and Savitri’s drinking habits might have a connection with it”.
She further accuses Vijaya Chamundeswari (Savitri’s daughter), saying he was the biggest headache in Savitri’s life. “When her mother was alive, Vijaya Chamundeswari didn’t even take care of her. Instead she went to the Court to own Savitri’s Bungalow and made her mother move to a small two-room house. How come she’s turning so emotional now?” she questions.
Mahanati is produced by Swapna Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies. The biographical period film set between the 50s and the 80s has been directed by Nag Ashwin.