Megastar's nephew Sai Dharam Tej suffered back to back disasters with Thikka and Winner. Both the films were total washouts that they have given creeps to the young hero who is still taking baby steps towards stardom.
Failure of Winner has confused him a lot that Sai Dharam Tej is now looking to test new waters. He was happily sticking to formulaic films until Winner gave him a huge jolt. The film was a big flop and has sent warning signs to the actor.
Competition among medium range heroes is at an all time high at the moment. There is place for complacency as a couple of failures could throw you out of contention.
So Sai Dharam Tej is looking to shift genres and explore new themes. His next film Jawan is an action thriller like Murugadoss’s Tupaki.
He is toying with the idea of teaming up with director Karunakaran who is known for making romantic entertainers.
Though the director’s previous film didn’t work, Tej believes that working with Karunakaran will take him closer to the young audience and give him the much needed image makeover.