T-town viewers are unable to digest their commercial stars in realistic roles. Despite superstar Pawan Kalyan's performance-oriented film 'Johny' failed to connect since fans couldn't see their star crying and struggling, going awry. Other big stars like Mahesh Babu and Ram Charan almost faced a similar fate at the box office with 'Nenokkadine' and 'GAV' respectively.
Shouldn't superstars try to prove themselves as 'good performers' and can't viewers digest them in the roles of 'normal human beings'. Only 'Seethamma...' managed to survive due to great openings but still the producer lost money. They can easily score hits in larger-than-life roles by unrealistically bashing up hundreds of goons.
But when they play a disturbed son who is in painful search of his murdered parents (Nenokkadine) and a lovable grandson who takes all the pain and even gets ready to sacrifice his love to unite his father and grandpa (GAV), it doesn't spin box office magic.
"Both Mahesh and Ram Charan will be in the race to awards but viewers and fans expect their stars to be super human and they shouldn't take chances in regular commercial entertainers" says a producer, who feels that stars should reduce the budget. "If they really want to do a performance-oriented role, they should reduce their pay cheques and insist the producer to make it on a shoe-string budget, then it would be safe" he adds. Are stars listening?