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Rekha Keen To See Her Father’s Story in Mahanati



By now the world knows that the  new Tamil-Telugu epic-bio-pic Mahanati  throws unshed light  the relationship between legendary actress Savitri and  Gemini Ganesan. The latter happens to Bollywood’s iconic Rekha’s father.

In Mahanati  Tamil superstar Dulquer Salman plays  Gemini Ganesan.

And  Rekha is curious to know what her screen father looks like. A source close to the actress reveals, “When Rekha  heard about the  project she  was curious but  discreet in her inquiries. But now when the  film is out she has let it be known  to the  film’s producers  through her sister Radha that Rekha would like to see the  film.”

During his   lifetime Gemini Ganesan  was never close to  his daughter Rekha.

Gamini Ganesan  had three wives. Rekha’s mother Pushpavalli was Gemini’s second, albeit  unofficial, wife.

 When Gemini Ganesan  passed away in 2005 Rekha had  told me, “ Why should I grieve for him when he’s so much part  of me? Why should I grieve  when I’m so grateful for his genes, his teachings, rich life and his sheer existence? Grieve for what??!! I’m happy I didn’t have to share unpleasant moments with him. He existed  for me in my imagination. And that’s so much  more beautiful than reality. Everything  I  love is unqualified by worldly time constraints.  I’m just a small link in the  larger scheme   of things. I’m not  the first  one to go  through death , nor am  I the  first  one to receive an award. I’m enjoying everything that comes my way…good   bad or ugly.  I try to make good use of what life’s experiences offer.  I think I’ve done a  good job of my life,  whatever others may think.”

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