Nag Ashwin on what inspired him to make Mahanati
Mahanati is the creation of young director, Nag Ashwin, who is well-known through his earlier work, Yevadde Subramanyam. It is Nag's love and admiration for the legendary actress that has motivated him to make this film. Moreover, he read many books on her life and realised that she was unique, compared to most women of her times. For example, she drove a four-wheeler like a professional, which was rare in that era. She even participated and won many races, which makes her a real 'rockstar' says Nag.