Still considered the ‘top hero’, Balakrishna no longer enjoys the position that he used to have a few years back. Post the success of Lakshmi Narasinha, he has been delivering only flops.
Even the most-hyped film, Okka Magadu, also bombed. From then on, his die-hard fans also lost hopes of seeing a super hit film from Balakrishna. But suddenly his new film, Simha, is creating a lot of buzz.
Trade pundits are predicting that he may bounce back with this film. Will history repeat?
Apart from speculations and hopes, it is clear that Balakrishna has to deliver a hit with this movie now or retire.
The reason for the positive buzz around Simha is the trailer which appealed to NBK’s fans. The director has so far only delivered hits - Bhadra and Tulasi. And he is known for handling mass elements very stylishly. So trade and fans alike are betting on his name. If the film clicks, it is Boyapati who benefits more than the Balakrishna as it would elevate him to the league of top directors.
So all eyes are on Simha that stars Nayanthara, Namitha and Sneha Ullal as heroines. The film is slated for an April 30 release.