Everyone in Andhra Pradesh knows that Telugu movie Athadu is one of the big hits in the career of Superstar Mahesh Babu, but very few are aware that Power Star Pawan Kalyan was to play the lead role in it. Yes! Director Trivikram Srinivas has revealed that he had initially approached Pawan with the project and also narrated the story. But he did the film with Mahesh, when the latter did not show interest in it.
Addressing the audio release function of Attarintiki Daredi, Pawan Kalyan had said that he slept while Trivikram Srinivas was narrating the story to him. In an interview to a regional newspaper, the director spoke about success of his latest movie. When quizzed about what he did with the story that he had narrated to Pawan earlier, he used the same script for Mahesh Babu's Blockbuster movie Athadu.
However, Athadu is a romantic action entertainer, which has been written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. The movie, which was released in theatres on August 10, 2005, was all about a professional killer who is framed for murder and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police. How he proves himself to be innocent in the case will form the crux of the story.
Continue to read some interesting and unknown facts about Athadu in the slideshow.