Gunasekhar who gave a career-defining hit with ‘Okkadu’, failed miserably with ‘Arjun’ and ‘Sainikudu’ when Mahesh offered him two more chances.
Trivikram Sreenivas, who delivered a cult film like ‘Athadu’, gave a disaster like ‘Khaleja’ to Mahesh when he trusted him again.
Sreenu Vaitla gave a disaster like ‘Aagadu’ after reviving Mahesh’s career earlier with a smashing hit ‘Dookudu’. Sreekanth Addala has done the same with ‘Brahmotsavam’ after the successful earlier film ‘SVSC’.
Crazy director Puri Jagannadh is the only director to give an industry hit ‘Pokiri’ and a super hit ‘Businessman’ to Mahesh. The third project in this combination titled ‘Jana Gana Mana’ has been announced already.