From the very beginning, Megastar Chiranjeevi had his own
reservations about starring in Shankar Dada Zindabad
(SDZ). He was worried that the character was already
over-exposed and that the audience was getting too familiar with
its antics. Now, another problem has cribbed in.
Then, there was a long confusion about the film's heroine. For
some reason, Vidya Balan, the heroine in the Hindi version just
wouldn't accept the offer to act in the Telugu version. Finally,
they picked up another heroine but some very ugly rumors about the
actress have surfaced.
The film is now ready for release and it looks as if it will
make its way to the theatres ahead of its schedule. The problem now
is that it seems director Prabhu Deva hasn't changed anything from
the original film. Everybody is now wondering if the film will have
the nativity element. Remakes flop badly if the nativity element
isn't taken care of. Typical example is the Malayalam remakes.
Shankar Dada Zindabad do well at the box-office? Only time
can tell this!