Under the direction of his son-in-law Nag Ashwin, veteran producer Ashwini Dutt is doing a rare feat of coming up with a biopic. While the producer is famous for his lavish sets and larger than life stories, this realistic picture is a big thing of sorts.
Yes, “Mahanati” that deals with life and times of legendary actress Savitri is what Vyjayanthi Movies is offering. while coming up with such films, generally the makers will do a lot of research. Despite the film featuring Samantha in the role of another star heroine of that times, Jamuna, it’s surprising that they did not even approach her for any inputs.
Though Jamuna always claimed that Savitri is a good friend of her and they shared a sister bonding, industry rumours always stated that Jamuna felt jealous of her senior. Is Nag Ashwin touching any such aspect in his Mahanati? Is that the reason he hasn’t approached real Jamuna to take inputs for her reel portrayal? Did they fear Jamuna might go for a legal action if her character is shown with negative shades?
As the team of #Mahanati didn’t meet Jamuna, all these speculations are not popping up. That’s why Jamuna maintained, what will these young directors show in the film without taking inputs from Savitri’s contemporaries like us?