Gemini Ganesan's daughter Kamala Selvaraj is raising objections for the way her father character was portrayed in Mahanati. She is saying that everybody knows her father Gemini was a top hero along with MGR, Sivaji Ganesan in Tamil industry. But her father character was portrayed as a person who is jobless. She also said that she was deeply pained as Nadigaiyar Thilagam has shown Gemini Ganesan encouraged Savitri to drink alcohol. She said that her father went to meet Savitri to convince her to change her decision regarding producing Praptham movie. But Savitri had thrown them out with the help of watchman and dogs. That's the reason why they didn't go to her house later.