Trivia for Mahanati (Telugu)
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- The lead actress keerthy Suresh had more than 120 dress changes for the movie. Generally, a heroine goes about 30-40 changes for a movie.
- Savithri's marriage to Gemini Ganeshan got revealed to public when she accidentally signed the LUX contract as Savithri Ganeshan.
- Savithri was a Race Car enthusiast and at one point had the highest collection of vintage cars in Chennai.
- Mahanati Savithri was the only actress to achieve equal pay as Male superstars like NTR and ANR.
- First choice for the role Savithri was Nithya Menon. After her rejection further discussion taken place with Vidhya Balan. After her rejection Savithri role was immediately banked by Keerthi Suresh.
- Though it was a recorded fact that Savitri was refused heroine role in the film "Samsaram", she was not out of the movie altogether as she acted as one of the friends of the heroine in the same film. However, it was shown as if L V Prasad has sent her back.
- Savitri and Gemini Ganesan are shown coming out of a cinema after watching "I'll Cry Tomorrow". That film was also a biopic of a notable actress, Lillian Roth, who also went through a turbulent personal life that also included struggles with alcoholism. For those who are aware, this serves as a foreshadow of sorts of what's to happen with Savitri in the years following her marriage.
- This film became the 2nd highest grossing heroine oriented South Indian film of all time just behind Rudramadevi which released in 2015.