In all of the recent surveys, NTR wasn’t even found in the Top 5 list. Stars like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Ram Charan, Prabhas and Allu Arjun were way ahead of the Nandamuri Hero. At the Box Office too, Junior is lagging behind to map it clear the reach of his films is limited when compared to other top stars. While Pawan (Gabbar Singh), Mahesh (Dookudu, SVSC) and Ram Charan (Magadheera, Nayak) have films that collected over Rs 50 crore share, NTR is yet to cross this barrier to join the league. Prabhas (Mirchi) and Allu Arjun (Julayi) are in the Rs 45 crore club along with Tarak who made an entry with ‘Baadshah’.
Trade pundits say, NTR has no chase of entering the Top 3 slot in the near future as Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu and Ram Charan are so strong in their respective positions.