Sometimes, it happens like that. There is a saying in Hindi…”Naseeb apna apna..”..Exactly, it was repeated in the case of some superhit movies in Telugu , for some heroes. If we go back to the classics hits of the last one and half decades, it will be easily understood. As to Pawan Kalyan, Suriya, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, and Ram Charan rejected the movies, and in turn how they became the super hits with other heroes, and brought fame to the men stepped into those films. Here is a small comparison and description about such super hit movies of Telugu.
Films are initially approached to some other actors and on rejection the script lands in hand of the other actor. Here is a list of some Tollywood superstars and the films that they rejected…
Ravi Teja’s role in 2002 super hit film Idiot was first offered to Pawan Kalyan. The film which was directed by Puri Jagannadh proved a boon for Ravi Teja. The film was such a big hit that it was remade in Tamil and Bengali as Dum and Priya Amar Priya respectively. Only Pawan Kalyan knows the reason as to why he has rejected.
Tamil actor Suriya also rejected few films, one of which was the 2012 Mahesh Babu starer Businessman. The super hit movie is directed by Puri Jagannadh and also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj and Sayaji Shinde in vital roles. Ram Gopal Verma first signed Surya as a lead in the film. Reportedly, the film’s production was expected to begin in October 2010. But Suriya was completing his part in his film 7aum Arivu which was scheduled for release in the summer of 2011. Since Puri Jagannadh wanted to begin in September 2010, Mahesh Babu bagged the lead role in the film. The film became commercially successful and was one of the highest grossing Telugu films of 2012. Kabhee Kabhee aisa hota hai!
Em Maaya Chesave, a 2010 film starring Naga Chaintanya and Samantha in the lead roles and directed by Gautham Menon, was a super hit movie Telugu film. The film and the actors were appreciated for their performances and also won several awards for the same. But Naga Chaitanya was not the first choice for the film. Mahesh Babu was Gautham Menon’s first choice for the lead role in the film. Mahesh Babu reportedly refused to work in the film because he didn’t find the script quite impressive and he didn’t consider himself perfect for the role.
The 2004 super-hit film Arya starring Allu Arjun and Anu Mehta in lead roles was first offered to Telugu star Junior NTR. It is learnt that Junior NTR rejected this film due to unavailability of dates. The same became a boon to Allu Arjun and also gave him a new identity as a performer. Reportedly,
The 2013 hit romantic film Eto Vellipoyindhi Manasu directed by Gautham Menon was first offered to Ram Charan. Nani and Samantha were appreciated for their performances and the film turned out to be a super hit movie Reportedly, Ram was replaced in the film by Nani, as Ram charan reportedly walked out from the project due to some unknown disputes.
The above comparisons certainly suggest that luck factor to the people with sudden entry.