Powerstar Pawan Kalyan and Superstar Mahesh Babu, the two who are considered as the the biggest of all stars in Telugu film industry (well, Chiranjeevi is excluded from the list). They take a remuneration around 25-30 cr and bring 120cr + theatrical business and 150cr+ overall business to the table. The hefty remuneration still looks worthy since they add so much monetary value to the project. But other side of the coin, they are probably the weakest if a movie gets disaster talk.
Not just record breaking blockbusters, they also have record breaking disasters to their credit. A matter of shame but a fact. Do you know? Their 3 disasters each together have brought around 250cr+ loss to the industry. Yes, you can make a Baahubali with that.
While Mahesh Babu’s 1 Nenokkadine brought 30cr loss, Brahmotsavam made 35 cr loss and Spyder had a record disaster tag with 65cr loss until Agnyaathavaasi happened. The Pawan Kalyan latest is expected to incur 70cr loss. Pawan’s Katamarayudu and Sardaar Gabbar Singh have brought 25cr and 40cr loss respectively. Do that math, it’s over 250cr. Certainly, a record that Mahesh and Pawan fans don’t want to brag about.