Gemini Ganeshan's daughter Kamala Selvaraj made objections to the way her father was shown in the movie Mahanati. She said that the movie degraded her father's life. And she also added that it was not her father who introduced Savitri to alcohol as shown in the movie. She further went on to say that her father was never out of movie offers. Responding to the comments, Savitri's daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari said that her sister is right on the alcohol issue, and Savitri used to drink socially. She said that she watched the movie from her mother's point of view and Kamala watched it from her father's point of view. She added that she doesn't want to lose the relation with her sister.