Konidela Kalyan Babu, who was more recognized as the youngest brother of Megastar K Chiranjeevi upon his entry into the films two decades ago, is now ruling the roost, not just in the AP/TG circuits, but across the globe as well.
The transformation of Kalyan Babu to Power Star Pawan Kalyan is quite remarkable. Though he was introduced to the industry with a filmy background, he was quick enough in coming out of his brother's shadow and was successful in creating his own image.
It has been an unanswered question amongst the non-telugites as to how the Power house commands such a euphoric fan following. Let's check out some reasons..
Initial Line-up Of Movies
Though his initial 2 movies were average grossers at the box office, his subsequent movies such as Suswagatham, Tholi Prema, Thammudu, Badri and Khushi met with stupendous success at the box office and an open arm appreciation from the general public.
The period during 1999-2002 saw many stars like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Venkatesh and even the then newbie of the industry, Jr. NTR donning faction and action-oriented based roles. When almost the entire industry was following a certain genre, the uber cool Pawan Kalyan targeted the youth section by portraying roles like a highly energetic college goer and a boy next door lover boy. This charm swept the youth of Andhra off their feet.
Style & Attitude
As Kalyan himself claims, he may not be a method actor but he has this inimitable style and screen presence which is hard for any of his contemporaries to keep pace with him by matching that aura and charisma. Like Superstar Rajinikanth's fans, Pawan Kalyan's fans don't expect him to render exceptional performance, orchestrate topnotch action sequences or shake a leg like never before. They just want to see their Power Star walking in slow motion with his usual suave style as the fans believe it to be the pinnacle of entertainment.
Humanity & Ethical Values
He can be deemed as one among the very few stars who is loved and respected for his off screen nature as well. Pawan Kalyan is reckoned as a responsible actor with certain ethics being strictly followed by him. It has been quite some time since he has stopped acting in commercials as he feels it is not justified to enforce his opinion upon his fans.
Concern Towards The Society
Pawan Kalyan has often been spotted in rendering constant social service and also quite often urge his fans to be loyal to the nation and contribute within their limits to the society which in turn infuses happiness in him. The ideology of his political party, Janasena too, emphasizes more on public service and development of the society which has been lauded by his loyal fan base.
These are a few reasons why our Katamarayudu is beloved by his vibrant fans. As few of PK fans quote "Acting lo entho mandi thopundochu, kaani Attitude lo Power Star okkade Thurrumu" which roughly translates to "There may be many thespian talents in acting, but it's only Power Star who stands out in attitude."