Tollywood witnessed many biopics on legendary personalities in recent times. But, Mahanati, a biographical film on legendary actress Savitri will remain to be the best among them. In fact, many felt mahanati as a fitting tribute to Savitri and a rightly made biopic. The Nag Ashwin directorial ended as commercial hit as well.
Veteran actress Sowcar Janaki made interesting remarks on Mahanati. She opined that, Mahanati should not have been made. “Savitri is a great actress. The biopic should not have been made. I didn’t have watched the film. We feel bad to know the tragic end of such great actress. In my view, they should not have made biopic on Savitri,” said she in a TV show.
Sowcar Janaki used to share good rapport with Savitri. Very few people of this generation are aware of the fact that, Sowcar Janaki was the original choice for ANR’s evergreen classic Devadas. However, she was replaced in the last minute by Savitri who then became a star heroine in no time.