Ishaan was supposed to be introduced by Vinayak
Hyderabad: Star director VV Vinayak is one of the top directors of the Telugu film industry. He started his career with ‘Aadhi’ and the film was a blockbuster. Though his career has faced several ebbs and tides, Vinayak was chosen by Mega Star Chiranjeevi as he was confident on his talent. True to his expectations, Vinayak showed his calibre and made Chiranjeevi’s prestigious 150th film ‘Khaidi No. 150’ a blockbuster.
Though the film is a remake, Vinayak scripted the screenplay to suit the Telugu nativity and the audiences did not feel bore at any given time. In fact, many prefer Vinayak to introduce their sons as heroes because of his talent. Top producer Bellamkonda Suresh chose Vinayak for the entry of his son Bellamkonda Srinivas and the film Alludu Srinu did not do well at Box Office. Despite it is a good entry for the hero, Vinayak was left with dissatisfaction due to poor revenue collections. Once again, Nagarjuna gave him an opportunity to introduce Akhil as hero. Once again, the film was proved to be a big disaster. Recently, popular Kannada producers CR Manohar and CR Gopi have approached Vinayak and asked him to introduce their nephew Ishaan as hero.
They had even offered remuneration worth Rs 15 crore to the director. However, Vinayak rejected their offer as he realised that he could not make the film a commercial hit with novices. So, the offer went to Puri Jagannath. It is well aware that the film ‘Rogue’ directed by Puri introducing Ishaan as hero remained as an average grosser. Surprisingly, the hero earned good marks for his performance.