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.
Will Shankar Dada Zindabad do well at the box-office? Only time can tell this!