- Gemini Ganesan acknowledged Rekha as his daughter years after her birth
- Rekha was Gemni Ganesan and Pushpavalli's daughter
- Savitri was Gemni Ganesan's second wife
Watch the deleted scene from Mahanati here:
Gemini Ganesan was married to Alamelu (with whom he has four daughters) when began his relationship with actress Pushpavalli (mother of actress Rekha and Radha). Pushpavalli and Gemini Ganesan (then a newcomer) starred in several Telugu films. Pushpavalli and Gemini Ganesan reportedly never married because Pushpavalli was estranged but not divorced from her husband. When he was still in a relationship with Pushpavalli, Gemini Ganesan secretly married actress Savitri, his second legal wife.
In 2012, when Rekha appeared on Simi Garewal's talk show, she talked about her relationship with her 'absentee' father Gemini Ganesan and her 'Savitri amma'. She told Simi Garewal: "We have three mothers." She also said that Pushpavalli and Savitri were "very, very close." She said: "I necer really got to meet them so it was okay because I never really got to meet my father.
Mahanati released in May and has reportedly collected over Rs 500 crore worldwide.
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