Uday Kiran, one of the few heroes in Telugu film industry with no big filmi connections is making it big as the hero. He is one of the few Telugu heroes to have three consecutive hits. But his dream run suffered a setback due to personal reasons and since then, he has been going though a lean patch which has lasted quite a while now.
His latest release Gunde Jhallumandi has come as a relief to his sagging career. Starring Aditi Sharma and directed by Madan, Gunde Jhallumandi is a decent entertainer that caters to family and college audiences. Ekalavyudu, another of his projects, is nearing completion.
Producer Lokesh Dutt, whose film Call Centre was recently released, has approached Uday Kiran for the lead role in his next project. But he came away reeling, as the not-so-hot Uday Kiran demanded Rs. 60 lakhs as his fee.
It remains to be seen whether Uday Kiran is able to command this price with an average hit like Gunde Jhallumandi to back him up.