Sai Dharam Tej, who has grooved to remix songs from his uncle Chiranjeevi's filmography in his films, says he never encourages the idea. However, he says most of the times he's convinced by his films' director and producer.
"I never request or encourage the idea of remixing a hit song from my uncle's film. However, I am mostly persuaded by the director or producer of my films. They feel the fans will love it and I usually give in," SDT said in a recent interview.
He feels nervous to dance to his uncle's songs. "He has already set a standard with his songs. To even match the standard, which is very demanding, I had to give 1000 percent," he said. In his forthcoming release Supreme, he has grooved to Chiranjeevi's chartbuster hit 'Andam hindolam'.
If you can recall, mega fans breathed fumes on the actor for using the epithet 'Supreme Hero', which was once Chiranjeevi's. Later, he attracted controversy, when the rumor mill falsely informed that, his next will be titled as 'Gang Leader'.
The senior mega fans, who do not want Chiranjeevi's old films, songs or achievements to be re-used, expressed their disappointment. Nevertheless, there are also many, who enjoy seeing SDT bring back the old memories of Chiru.
Directed by Anil Ravipudi, Supreme releases in cinemas on May 5, and Sai plays a cabbie in it. "It's my first full-length commercial outing, with the right blend of elements to appeal to the masses," he said, adding he didn't have to do any homework to play a cabbie.