In the contemporary Telugu film industry, Nandamuri Balakrishna has emerged as a highly sought-after actor, primarily for commercial directors. His recent streak of three consecutive blockbuster hits has cemented his position as the go-to star. Meanwhile, several other leading stars seem to prefer working with specific directors such as Trivikram Srinivas, Sukumar, SS Rajamouli, and others, avoiding collaborations with directors known for typical commercial films.
The newer generation of top stars appears hesitant to work with directors known for mainstream commercial movies, including names like Boyapati Sreenu, Anil Ravipudi, and Puri Jagannath, among others. Consequently, directors are turning towards senior stars like Balakrishna, who remains open to such collaborations and commands a reasonable remuneration of around 30Cr, making him an attractive choice for filmmakers.
Moreover, senior stars like Megastar Chiranjeevi have higher remuneration demands, impacting the film budgets. On the other hand, stars like Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, and Ravi Teja’s market seem incompatible with films exceeding a 100Cr budget.
Due to these factors, Balakrishna emerges as the preferred option for directors seeking a combination of a reasonable budget and a star capable of pulling off films exceeding the 100Cr mark. His willingness to collaborate and demand for a feasible remuneration make him a highly desirable actor in the eyes of commercial directors aiming for success in the industry.