Veteran director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao had directed classics such as Pushpaka Vimanam, Vichithra Sodarulu, Bhairava Dweepam, Aditya 369. In fact, not many know that he started his career as an assistant director to KV Reddy for the all-time classic film Mayabazar where he got chance to observe the acting prowess of Savitri.
In fact, the makers of Mahanati have cast Pelli Choopulu director Tharun Bhascker as Singeetam. Singeetam was shown in a crucial scene in the film where he couldn't arrange glycerine for one particular shot where Savitri had to roll down tears only from one of her eyes. And this was naturally done by Savitri. This scene in the first half of the film has already got rave appreciation.
That is the bond between Singeetam and Savitri. However, Singeetam couldn't take a picture with real Savitri then. The legendary director has now shared a picture of him with reel Savitri Keerthy Suresh and called this as his pic with Savitri. Certainly, no more compliments needed for Keerthy than this one compliment from such a talented and genius filmmaker Singeetam.
Sharing the pic, Singeetam wrote, "Lots of people are asking whether I have a photo with Savithri garu. At that time, no. But now, YES"