Legendary actress Savitri biopic 'Mahanati' turned out to be a super hit at the box office and it is receiving huge appreciation from the critics as well. Gemini Ganesan's daughter Kamala Selvaraj expressed her dissatisfaction on the film for the portrayal of her father character in a bad light. She alleged that her father was one of the three top heroes of Tamil cinema along with MGR, Sivaji Ganesan but the movie has shown him like an idle hero. She even questioned why would Gemini marry her mother without any love?
Apart from this issue, Rekha topic has grabbed the attention of the audience. The movie has shown that Gemini Ganesan has two wives Alivelu and Savitri. Gemini had an affair with Pushpavalli and their daughter is Bollywood heroine Rekha. Surprisingly, Rekha didn't respond to the movie till now. She didn't comment on the characterisation of her father Gemini Ganesan.
The movie has shown that Gemini had an affair with Pushpavalli. Nag Ashwin has picturised few scenes on them but those scenes were scissored at the editing table due to the long duration. It is known that Rekha said she is eagerly waiting for the release of 'Mahanati' but she didn't respond to the movie till now. Many people thought that she would raise objections on the characterisation of Pushpavalli but she is maintaining a stoic silence.
Bollywood talk says that Rekha didn't have a good relationship with her father and she didn't even attend the funeral of her father. Rekha is of the opinion that her father had cheated her mother so she doesn't want to respond to the film.