Gemini Ganesan was unknown to many people before the release of Savitri’s biopic ‘Mahanati’ but after the release of the film, almost every person in Telugu states got to know him but created a negative impact for many. While many people are praising Nag Ashwin for the film, the recent words of Kamala Selvaraj, daughter of Gemini Ganesan, surprised everyone.
Kamala Selvaraj said that she was unhappy with the portrayal of her father in Mahanati. Kamala Ganesan is the daughter of Gemini’s first wife Alamelu and he had four children with her. Savitri was married to Gemini in 1952 and had two children. Also, he was in a relationship with the actress Pushpavalli and had two daughters, of which one is actress Rekha. At the age of 78, he again married to a 36-year-old woman which is not shown in the film.
Selvaraj said that the film is just a fiction but not the fact. The film does injustice to the children of Gemini and defamed him. The film is a complete one-sided version in which Savitri is glorified and many other things of her life were ignored.
She also said that the scenes between her mother Alivelu and Savitri were not true as her mother didn’t accept the marriage of Gemini and Savitri. Nag Ashwin didn’t even show how my mother felt when my father married Savitri all of a sudden, Selvaraj explained.
Selvaraj also said that the movie team didn’t approach her for any research but they only met Savitri’s daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari. “I trusted her and warned her in fact, to be careful of any consequential damage”, she added. She also said the characterization of her father in the film was objectionable as he tried his best to protect Savitri’s dignity but never encouraged her to drink alcohol.
My father was also a great actor but the film haven’t mentioned about his fan following and showed him as a jobless who always walks around in the sets of Savitri’s films, she said.