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Mahanati Savitri Caste Controversy: A Kamma or Kapu?

Savitri biopicMahanati, has turned out blockbuster at the box office. Mahanati was released on 9th May. After watching the hair rising story of Savitri- Mahanati on silver screen, many of movie lovers started the discussion of Savitri’s caste on social media.

To shine on the screen and entertain the audiences, one wonders why caste of Savitri is required. The people are fighting on social media to find out if Savitri belongs to Kamma caste or Kapu caste. This is not happening first time. When PV Sindhu brought an medal to India at Rio Olympics, everyone appreciated her but Indians were busy finding out PV Sindhu’s caste. They tried to take the help of Google search to know her caste. On 20th August, 2016, the term ‘Sindhu Caste’ and ‘PV Sindhu Caste’ were trending higher than search terms like ‘Narendra Modi’, ‘Arvind Kejriwal’, ‘Alia Bhatt’, ‘Amitabh Bachchan’, ‘Mahendra Singh Dhoni’ and even ‘Sachin Tendulkar’.

Same things also happened when Siva Balaji was declared the winner in the big boss, people started searching the caste and Harithya Caste. People also search the caste of Bigg Boss contestant Hari Teja. Now, Telugu people are busy finding out the caste of ‘Mahanati’ Savitri.

Savitri was the daughter of Nisshankaram Guravaiah and Subhadramma, and they were Kapus. But few people are saying that Savitri belongs to Kamma caste. The reason is that the uncle Kommareddy Venkaiah Chowdary supports Savitri in realising her dream and helps her getting movie offers. As his name has Chowdary tag, the Telugu people thought that Savitri is Kamma because her uncle is Chowdary.

But now everyone is curious to know if the parents of Savitri are Kapus then how is her uncle a Chowdary? Savitri’s aunt was in the love of a Chowdary and she married a Chowdary. It is clear that Savitri was born Kapu and raised by a Kamma family but Savitri married Gemini Ganeshan who was a Tamil Brahman.

Though there is no importance of caste in the life of Savitri but Telugu audience are discussing it after watching Savitri biopic on screen.
The biopic of Savitri- Mahanati, directed by Nag Ashwin starring Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samanatha Akkineni is winning million of hearts and the movie has joined the club of $2 million marks at USA box office.

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