Nag Ashwin’s recently released film Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil, is winning hearts of the audience. The film based on the life of legendary actress Savitri is currently dominating the Box Office like a boss. The film is receiving appreciation from all the corners. However, there are quite a few members from Gemini Ganesan’s family who are disappointed with the portrayal on the rise and fall of legendary actress Savitri. The biopic has grabbed all the attention and has sparked a debate regarding the portrayal of Savitri and Gemini Ganesan. Gemini Ganesan’s daughter Kamala Selvaraj lashed out at the makers of the film over the portrayal of her father and now another close associate of Gemini has spoken out.
Veteran actor Rajesh, a close associate of Gemini Ganesan, speaks about legendary actress Savitri’s life. In a video interview, Rajesh confessed that Savitri made a wrong decision by marrying Gemini Ganesan.
He said, “Savitri was in love and she knew that Gemini Ganesan was already married. She shouldn’t have loved or married him. That’s a grave mistake on her part as Gemini Ganesan’s principles in life were different.”
“The film leaves you wondering where the facts end and the fiction begins. It does gross injustice to all the children of Gemini, and has defamed our father. What has been shown on screen is a one-sided version that glorifies Savitri, and bluntly ignores many other aspects of her life,” Kamala Selvaraj recently said while talking to New Indian Express.
Kamala also added saying 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.
“I know they were in touch with Vijaya Chamundeswari (Savitri’s daughter), and I trusted her. In fact, I warned her about this. I told her to be careful of any consequential damage,” Kamala added.