Speaking at a recent event, Kona said that although he has been planning to turn a director for the last few years, he is constantly being requested by directors to avert his plans. He said that after star writers such as Trivikram and Koratala Siva turned directors, there is severe dearth of dialogue writers in tollywood so he had to adhere to the request of directors and keep writing dialogues for their films.
Kona’s comments have raised several eye brows. He spoke as if no other talented writer is there in tollywood except Koratala, Trivkram and he. There is also talk that he has been trying hard to impress Dasari Narayana Rao to direct Pawan Kalyan but as that plan was not working, he was making these self-boasting statements.