Sharwanand has been a consistent performer at the box office. His films like Shatamanam Bhavati and Mahanubhavudu collected in the vicinity of Rs. 30 crore.
However, his pre release market value would be around Rs. 25 crore in spite of his track record. So the producers make sure that the budget doesn't go past Rs. 25 crore mark to ensure profits.
But Sharwa's upcoming film Padi Padi Leche Manasu budget has gone overboard, according to trade buzz.
The film's production cost went past Rs. 35 crore including hefty remunerations for Sharwa and Sai Pallavi.
Other expenses and interest rates calculated, the cost will exceed Rs. 40 crore mark, which is a tough ask for a Sharwanand starrer.
Director Hanu Raghavapudi's previous film Lie also was an expensive film, which couldn't recover its costs.
Although Padi Padi Leche Manasu turns out to be a risky project for its makers, they are confident that the star value of Sai Pallavi and Sharwa will help it recover its costs.
But a lot will depend on how PPLM fares against tough competition from Antariksham and KGF.