High pedigree and family background alone cannot get one to be a star in Tollywood. High pedigree might take you there, but whether you stay there depends on how you fare. Filmi background is no guarantee that the audience would roll out the red carpet.
Family background did not help these stars
Take the case of the Mega family. Both Niharika and Allu Sireesh are still struggling. Two more flops, they are gone. Similarly, Nandamuri clan too has several names. But, Tarakaratna could never make it big. He even tried villain’s roles with little success. Kalyan Ram too is struggling to find a foothold. Ditto with Harikrishna. Akkineni heroes Sumanth and Sushant too are struggling to stay afloat. Even Daggubati Rana began as a hero, but soon settled for supporting roles.
Brothers of big ticket heroes too have failed to make a mark. Chiru’s brother Nagababu, Rajasekhar’s brother, Puri Jagan’s brother have all failed to make it big. Hero Naresh’s son too came and went. So, the moral of the story is – have talent, will succeed. Pedigree is no guarantee to success.