Fans of legendary actress Savitri and Telugu movie lovers view her husband Gemini Ganeshan as a villain and believe that he cheated Savitri. Some of them even abuse him for luring Savitri though he was married and had two kids. They accuse him of cheating innocent Savitri and even then having an extra marital affair after marrying her. Some say he even robbed Savitri's money and jewelry.
Many expected the makers of Mahanati to show all this in the biopic. But much to their surprise, Mahanati showed Gemini Ganeshan in a positive angle. Fans say Mahanati didn’t show the real face of Gemini Ganeshan.
However Savitri's daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari cleared all the rumors and made it clear that Gemini Ganeshan didn’t take even a single penny from her mother. She added that Savitri used to have good relations with Gemini's first wife Alemelu and she used to call her as Babji just like Gemini. She said both the families used to meet quite frequently and Savitri too used to take care of Alemelu's children at the young age.
Vijaya revealed that relatives and servants cheated and stole Savitri's money, jewels and properties. She said they were left with only three properties and she and her brother are now living happily sharing them.