Unlike Bollywood where star heroes like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and Ajay Devgn sported roles with negative shades, Tollywood heroes are scared to take the risk. Except for Nagarjuna in ‘Antham’, none of the star heroes in Telugu have dared to experiment so far. Even Chiranjeevi rejected the remake of ‘Khalnayak’ in Telugu with the fear that his fans might not accept him in a negative role.
But, the audience have changed now and they are welcoming the experiments. Recently, at SIIMA senior hero Nandamuri Balakrishna said that he’s ready to do negative roles, but scared that his fans might file a case against him if he does such roles. It remains to be seen whether he can do a negative role if he comes across the right script or not. Earlier, Balakrishna donned a role with negative shades in ‘Sultan’ which was released amidst much hype, but tanked at the box-office.