Yesteryear South Indian legendary actress Savitri enjoys a huge following in South India and is an inspiration to many actresses. A biopic on Savitri, titled Mahanati starring Keerthy Suresh, was made recently. It portrayed the life of the actress. Mahanati was admired by many and shared a great rapport with many of her contemporaries like NT Rama Rao, ANR and many others. And many years later, Bollywood's Shahenshah, Amitabh Bachchan confesses that he is a huge fan of Savitri and admires her body of work.
Speaking at the media interaction for the upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that he is a huge fan of Waheeda Rehman and South Indian actress, Savitri. Amitabh Bachchan said that she was a superb adaakara (actress) and that he admired her body of work. Savitri shared a great rapport with her counterparts in Bollywood back then and the group of actors often used to meet up.
In fact, Savitri was first recognised in a play by veteran Bollywood actor-producer, Prithiviraj Kapoor, during his visit to Andhra Pradesh. This goes on to show that Savitri has had a long-standing relationship with Bollywood.
Savitri has acted in more than 250 movies in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam film industries and has won many awards during her eventful career. Savitri was married to actor Gemini Ganesan and the wedding was kept secret for a few days before being revealed to the public.
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