Reportedly, the approximate area-wise breakup of the shares is as follows:
Nizam :Rs 5.85 Cr
Ceded :Rs 1.23 Cr
UA :Rs 1.66 Cr
East :Rs 0.92 Cr
West :Rs 0.64 Cr
Krishna :Rs 1.25 Cr
Guntur :Rs 0.98 Cr
Nellore :Rs 0.31 Cr
Total AP/ TS Shares:Rs 12.84 Cr
Karnataka:Rs 1 Cr
USA :Rs 7.98 Cr
TN :Rs 0.63
Rest :Rs 0.85 Cr
Total 9 days worldwide :Rs 23.3 Crs
Mahanati is bankrolled by C. Ashwini Dutt, Swapna Dutt and Priyanka Dutt under the banners of Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema whereas the music is scored my Mickey J Meyer. Keerthy Suresh replaced Nithya Menen, the original choice for the role of Mahanati.
Mahanati has ensemble caste including Samantha Akkineni, Tanikella Bharani, Bhanupriya, Malavika Nair, Shalini Pandey, Vijay Deverakonda, Rajendra Prasad, Tulasi, Divyavani, Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Naresh, Krish, Srinivas Avasarala, Sandeep Vanga, Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam and Sai Madhav Burra in supporting roles. Sai Madhav Burra penned the Telugu dialogues (Mahanati) while the Tamil dialogues have been written by Madhan Karky (Nadaigaiyar Thilagam).
Gemini Ganesan’s daughter Kamala Selvaraj is unhappy with his father portrayal in Nag Mahanati. Mahanati was released in Tamil as Nadaigaiyar Thilagam. Kamala Selvaraj alleged that Mahanati is imbalanced and biased because the makers did not speak to Gemini Ganesan’s family during their research. They were only in the touch of Vijaya Chamundeswari- the daughter of Savitri.