The Telugu film industry’s biggest crowd-pleaser is undoubtedly Pawan Kalyan. For fans of Telugu cinema, his film releases are similar to the holiday seasons. His jittery demeanour drives the youngsters crazy. Both on and off the screen, he is a warrior. Yet after 50 years, girls still swoon over this actor. He is the powerstar of Telugu cinema.
Industry triumphs abound for Pawan Kalyan. But some of the movies Pawan turned down ended up being huge hits. The actors that were a part of it gained enormous renown. The YouSay family would like to wish Pawan a happy birthday.
One of Pawan Kalayan’s biggest hits, “Badri,” was given by Puri Jagannadh. The careers of Mahesh Babu and Ravi Teja have soared thanks to their roles in movies like “Pokiri,” “Idiot,” and “Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai.” Surprisingly, Puri approached Pawan Kaylan for all three of these projects first, but Pawan respectfully declined them. If Pawan had done the same movies, he would have achieved stardom beyond imagination..!
Trivikram and Pawan Kalyan are one of the craziest collaborations in Telugu cinema. Jalsa and Attarintiki Daredi, the results of their partnership, will rank among the greatest hits in Telugu cinema history. It is said that before making “Jalsa,” director Trivikram narrated “Athadu” to Pawan Kalyan. Unfortunately, Pawan nodded off as Trivikram was reading, which led Trivikram to decide against continuing with the project. Surprisingly, Trivikram and Mahesh Babu worked together on Athadu, which became a smash blockbuster in the industry. Athadu film bought Mahesh Babu immense stardom and made him a superstar of Telugu cinema.
Seethamma Vakitlo, Sirimalle Chettu.
Director Srikanth Addala, the epitome of family dramas. The talented filmmaker’s most auspicious project is ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu.’ He claimed that he wanted to cast Pawan Kalyan as “Chinnodu,” but Pawan turned down the part, therefore Mahesh Babu got the part. Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu is one of the milestone films of contemporary Telugu cinema.
Director Harish Shankar the self proclaimed fanboy of Powerstar has approached Pawan Kalyan with a mass entertainer, but Pawan, who was going through a difficult time, declined to work with Harish Shankar on that film, which was eventually made as Mirapakay with Ravi Teja. However, Harish Shankar made up for his idol by directing the smash Gabbar Singh, which gave Pawan Kalyan his big break.
A couple of the movies Pawan signed never opened in theaters. Various factors led to the midway termination of some of the projects. There are films like Trivikram’s “Kobali,” AM Ratnam’s prestigious “Satyagrahi,” and the Cheppalani Undi adaptation of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. The thought that Pawan might have had lots of success if these films had been finished was discussed in the film world.
Fans continue to believe that Pawan should have taken the roles in the movies he turned down. What can we do, though? Despite his regrets, Pawan has made a number of smash hits that will live on forever.