King Nagarjuna bought out his male chauvinism when he chose to insult all genex heroines during the celebrations of ‘Shirdi Sai’ success meet. While addressing media he spoke on many topics and it invariably ended at why present heroes are shying away from starring in the remake of yesteryear classic ‘Gundamma Kadha’. The film which starred NTR and ANR turned out to be a stunning hit.
Nag replying elaborately on the film and the remake discussions said earlier he and Balakrishna planned to do the film and later media started speculating whether Naga Chaitanya and NTR would star in the remake. Now they are going ahead looking for future and speculating whether Akhil and Mokshagna would star in the film. He ruled out all the permutations and combinations saying that remaking the great hit would be a great risk and is near impossible.
He reasoned out that though stars may be willing to feature in the remake of ‘Gundamma Kadha’, of the present generation heroines none could match the caliber of Suryakantam who made Gundamma role immortal. Many feel that his comments are ill timed and reason out that had someone thought the none can match the performance of Anjali Devi as Seetha in ‘Lava Kusa’, Nayanatara wouldn’t have got the opportunity to showcase her skills in ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’. Analysts suggests that instead of speculating, if heroines are offered performance oriented roles they can prove their mettle as was shown by Anushka in films like Arundhati, Vedam etc.