An old story from Tollywood is that late NTR wanted to act as Alluri Seetarama Raju. That did not happen and Krishna acted in the film which went on to become a big hit at the time.
So the story is that NTR and Krishna had a face off at the time as Krishna did not back off from making Alluri Seetarama Raju.
Cut to present times, there is a similar problem with Bhakta Kannappa right now. It is being said that a similar situation has come up between Krishnam Raju and Manchu Mohan Babu.
It has been reported in the past that Krishnam Raju wanted to make Bhakta Kannappa with Prabhas. Many years ago, he had produced and acted in the film of the same name under the direction of Bapu. So now he wants to make the film with Prabhas.
However, Tanikella Bharani who is a staunch devotee of Siva has a script for the same story and he intends to make it with Sunil.
But the film needs a big budget and it is said that the film has now gone to Manchu Vishnu who wants to make it in association with a Hollywood production house.
Also, since Prabhas has already acted in Baahubali, he wants to stay away from such subjects for some time now. But it is said that he wants to do it for his uncle’s sake. Meanwhile, Krishnam Raju is said to have spoken to Mohan Babu about going ahead with Bhakta Kannappa.
So the latest gossip in Tollywood is that Prabhas would be happiest if Bhakta Kannappa is made with Vishnu.