Versatile actor Jagapathi Babu always said that he is an artist and every artist has to do all the characters. He said that he will do any character even if it’s small in length. And he proved it by accepting many small but performance oriented roles. Jagapathi Babu played a special role in Shashank’s Anukokunda Oka Roju, and Srikanth’s Nagaram.
He is also playing an important role in Tarun – Ileana’s untitled film. But it is rumored that Jagapathi Babu has rejected an offer from Neelakanta for a special role in Mr. Medhavi. Raja played the lead role and Sonu Sood played the second lead. Sources said that Neelakanta initially offered the role played by Sonu to Jagapathi Babu. But Jagapathi Babu rejected this. Then, Sonu Sood was approached for the role. The film nagar sources says that the reason as Raja being the lead actor of the film Mr. Medhavi. And Jagapathi Babu felt that it’s an insult for him to play the second lead.