Speaking at the pre-release event for his film “Khaidi No 150” the Mega Star revealed that there was a time when he wondered what was the force that drew him back to films. What was it that kept him in the hearts of his fans even though he did not appear before them for so long? What was it that made him yearn to come back to films after such a long time? He then realised that it was just the love, affection and adulation of his fans which really kept him going and brought him back. It was this love and affection that gave him the energy to perform in “Khaidi No 150” with the same energy as he did in all films earlier.
It is indeed rare for a film star to take a long hiatus from films and return to the silver screen amidst the same adulation and fan following that he left behind. Any star who takes a break of just a few years would find it difficult to find his foothold in the industry upon his return. But what does one say of a man who takes a 9 year break from films and then comes back to find that the adulation, the mass image, the craze of his fans are still unabated? To find that the very mention of his name evokes the same mass hysteria that it did all those years ago? There is but one word to describe him – PHENOMENON.
That is precisely what Chiranjeevi is. PHENOMENON.