Star heroine Rakul Preet Singh watched Mahanati and posted about the same on her Facebook wall. She praised the masterpiece and thanked the actors Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni, and Vijay Devarakonda for their performances. In the same post, she made a big mistake according to the fans of Malayalam star hero Dulquer Salmaan. It is Dulquer Salmaan who played the lead role in Mahanati alongside Keerthy Suresh. Fans of the hero questioned her for not mentioning their favorite actor who played a major role and gave a terrific performance. It is interesting to note that majority of those who slammed Rakul Preet are Telugu audience.