Mahanati has been a phenomenal success both box office and critical acclaim wise. The biopic of the legendary actress has however faced a lot of controversies before and after the release. An audio clip on Youtube is going viral and it has the voice of a woman who claims herself as Vijaya, granddaughter of KV Choudhary's brother. She said the Choudhary was a showman and had drinking habits and Savitri was brought up in a house with such persons. She also fired on Savitri's daughter Chamundeshwari for not taking care of her mother during her final stages and there is no point in getting emotional now. Chamudeswari however, has refused to comment on her.