At the beginning of his career, he directed Balakrishna in “Chennakesava Reddy.” This film became a huge hit and brought Balakrishna closer to the masses. In 2003, it was the turn of Mega Star Chiranjeevi. “Tagore” was directed by Vinayak and Chiranjeevi was the lead hero in this film. This film stood as a milestone in Chiru’s career. Later on, he directed “Lakshmi” in 2006 starring Venkatesh and Nayanthara as the lead pair. This film too did well and marked another hit in Vinayak’s account.
After directing such big heroes of Telugu Cinema, Vinayak was left with “King” Nagarjuna. Though few stories were narrated to Nag, it didn’t work out well to both of them. Believing in his storytelling and direction, Nagarjuna offered a film to Vinayak. It wasn’t his film, rather his son Akhil’s launching movie.
Taking the responsibility seriously, Vinayak directed “Akhil” in his usual manner and satisfied Nagarjuna. At the time of shooting of “Akhil,” Vinayak planned of casting in Nagarjuna in a special role. He said the same to Nagarjuna, who gave a nod and did a scene for “Akhil.”
By so, he also directed Nagarjuna and earned a rare record of directing Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh and Balakrishna.